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.
PumpLinx Helps Transmission Oil Pump DesignChin-Yuan Perng Supervisor, Dynamics CAE & VSA ATEO, Ford Motor Co.
Ford Motor Company ATEO is successfully applying PumpLinx for transmission oil pump design.
PumpLinx Testimonial from Ford Motor Company CAE/VSA Supervisor:
I’m pleased to let you know that CFD engineers in my section at Transmission & Driveline Engineering (TDE), Ford Motor Company have been successfully using the CFD package, PumpLinx, developed by your company to support the transmission oil pump design and release. We found that PumpLinx is easy to-use, fast, and very robust in creating pump virtual models to predict the flow performance exhibited in gerotor and vane pumps. The applications of PumpLinx have effectively helped us eliminate many technical bottlenecks and increase our analysis throughput. We are thrilled about the opportunity to support our engineering team to investigate more design alternatives and sort out potential design weaknesses analytically. I can see that in a shorter term, the final design of our pumps will be more robust, the concept decision will be made faster in response to system demands. In a longer term, I expect that we will be able to translate many innovative ideas of pump designs to positive customer perception of the superiority of our vehicles’ NVH quality.
Customer Pleased With Excellent Support From SimericsJohn A. Bossard, Ph.D., President BSRD LLC
Testimonial from President of BSRD LLC:
I just wanted to let you know how pleased I have been with the Pumplinx CFD code. I’ve been using the code now for about 6 months to provide fluid flow and heat transfer analysis for my primary client, and this tool has exceeded my expectations. Although originally designed for pump analysis, I have found the code to be exceptionally well suited for the analysis of valves, which in my case included the accommodation of cryogenic fluids and multi-phase flow. Having used other CFD codes in the past, I was expecting a steep learning curve and a lot of down time to be able to get the results I needed. Instead, I found Pumplinx to be easy to use, well thought-out, robust, and fast. In addition, I have found the technical support from Simerics to be superb. My questions and difficulties were answered quickly and effectively, usually the same day. This turned out be especially important for the analysis I was doing, which required considerable interaction with the client.The overall capability and utility of Pumplinx has allowed we to provide excellent analytic support to my clients, and I plan on using this code as my primary CFD tool.