PumpLinx

Simulation Software for Pumps, Motors, Compressors, Valves and Intergated Fluid Systems

MAIN FEATURES

PumpLinx® is a 3-D Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) tool that provides accurate virtual testing for the analysis and performance prediction of fluid pumps, motors, compressors, valves, and complete fluid systems with rotating/sliding components. For liquid systems, PumpLinx’s® proprietary Cavitation Module accurately models vapor, free gas and liquid compressibility to enable the analysis of performance, pressure ripple, and cavitation damage.

  • Comprehensive physics

    Flow, Turbulence, Conjugate Heat Transfer, Aeration, Cavitation, Particles
  • Accurate predictions

    Excellent correlation with test data over the full operating range
  • Fast model creation, even faster simulation speed

    Less than an hour from CAD to Simulation, < 15 min. for steady-state results
  • Able to model complex details down to the micro scale

    Accurately model leakage gaps, tip clearances, balance holes, etc.

KEY ADVANTAGES

PumpLinx® is built on Simerics® MP’s baseline technology to provide a transient 3-D simulation software uniquely suited for the analysis and design of pumps and other fluid devices with rotating or sliding components.

  • Result Accuracy

    Accurate Results:

    PumpLinx consistently provides simulation predictions that are within 5% of physical hardware test results over the full operating range. (Testimonial)

  • Cavitation

    Superior Cavitation/Aeration Module:

    PumpLinx rigorously and independently accounts for the formation, transport, and effects of non-condensable gases (e.g. air) and cavitation vapor, as opposed to using a lumped effective compressibility approach. (Testimonial)

  • Convergence

    Fast Calculation Times:

    PumpLinx has repeatedly been shown to be more than 10 times faster than other commercial codes, enabling more complex simulations, including full transient analysis when needed. (Testimonial)

  • Robust Solver

    Robust Solver:

    PumpLinx is able to converge extremely difficult problems, even those with detailed micro-scale features and/or severe cavitation. (Testimonial)

  • Easy of Use

    Ease of Use:

    Less than 30 minutes is typically required to create a model with the aid of templates, automated mesh generation and a single GUI for set-up, simulation, and post-processing. (Testimonial)

  • Support

    Virtually Unlimited Support:

    PumpLinx comes with extensive training and virtually unlimited support in helping set-up cases. (Testimonial)

 

TEMPLATES

FOR VALVES, PUMPS, COMPRESSORS, AND MOTORS

PumpLinx® provides templates/modules for different categories of components and systems. These templates and modules enable the rapid set-up and simulation of a full range of pumps, motors, and valves.

Pump & Motor Templates:

PumpLinx 3.4: Pump/Motor Templates
Axial-Centrifugal Pumps
Axial / Centrifugal / Propellers / Fans
Positive Displacement (PD) Pumps
Crescent
External Gear
Gerotor
Progressive Cavity
Swash Plate Piston
Bent Axis Piston
Radial Piston
Vane
Scroll
Rolling Piston

Valve Templates:

PumpLinx 3.4: Valve Modules
Valve Types
Spool (1D, 3D) / Ball (1D, 3D) / Axial (3D) / Circumferential (3D)

 

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

PumpLinx®; is able to run on a standard desktop machine with speed unsurpassed by other software

Operating System
Windows XP or newer; 32-bit or 64 bit (64 bit recommended)
Linux Red Hat 5.x or newer; 64-bit version
Graphics
Open GL support required (never version required for some functionality

1 million mesh cells require approximately 1GB of RAM. A single component model typically requires approximately 0.5 to 1 million cells.