PumpLinx is built on Simerics'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.
As with the Simerics code, PumpLinx provides rigorous solution of the fundamental laws of conservation of mass, energy, species, and momentum, to provide accurate and physically meaningful simulations for the purpose of research and/or design/process optimization.
PumpLinx includes the following modules and capabilities that make it a superior product for the analysis and design of machinery with rotating or sliding components. PumpLinx offers the pump/device design engineer the following unique benefits that distinguish it from other software:
Automated Grid Generation : PumpLinx / Simerics's newly released (Version 2.0) automated mesh generation capability enables the user to create a grid with two to three simple steps. Binary refinement and adaptation is used to create an efficient, high resolution mesh, even for large complex geometries with disparate length scales. Individual pump templates offer pump specific grid generation for specialized components. (read more)
True State-of-the-art Numerics : PumpLinx was developed using the latest available numerical techniques and architecture coupled with proprietary Simerics algorithms to create a numerical tool that is significantly faster and more robust than the competition.
Robust and Accurate Cavitation Model : PumpLinx's aeration/cavitation model coupled with its numerical strength allow it to accurately and robustly model high volume fractions of vapor and/or non-condensible gas.
Fast Turnaround Time: Different Pump configurations, such as for a Gerotor or Vane Pump, are pre-programmed into PumpLinx via the customization module to make setup time a matter of minutes. With regard to computational speed, PumpLinx has been found to be typically five times faster than other CFD codes for pump applications.
Reliable Results: PumpLinx accurately models the 3-D transient fluid dynamics and vapor and immiscible gases within pumps, motors and other fluid machinery. As shown below, the PumpLinx cavitation module has been thoroughly validated against real engineering test cases. For many applications, this is a critical feature unavailable in other multi-physics software.