How to Efficiently Mesh Complex Turbomachinery Blade Tips with High Accuracy

Tip clearance flow is the flow that passes through the small clearance gaps between rotating and stationary components of a turbomachine. The size and shape of such gaps are directly linked to the turbomachine’s aerodynamic performance in terms of efficiency, operating range, vibrations, noise, etc.

Accurately modeling and predicting this flow enables engineers to test many design alternatives and obtain optimal solutions. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations are crucial for such simulations.

In this webinar, we will mesh a turbine blade with complex tip geometry in the Cadence Fidelity CFD Platform, capturing all its intricate geometric details for both fluid and solid domains. We will complete the analysis with a conjugate heat transfer (CHT) simulation using Fidelity CFD’s pressure-based solver that can simultaneously tackle the solution of momentum, continuity, and energy equations.

Learn how Fidelity CFD can simulate complex turbomachinery configurations, maintaining high accuracy flow results and a quick turnaround time for a short engineering product cycle.

About the Speakers:


Mateus Teixeira – Principal Application Engineer – Cadence

Mateus Teixeira is a Principal Application Engineer at Cadence Design Systems, working with North American partners in benchmarks, support, and pre-sales operations of turbomachinery CFD solutions. He has received an M.S. degree in Turbomachinery Aeromechanics from KTH, Sweden, and a Masters of Engineering degree with a specialization in Unsteady Aerodynamics from Duke University, USA. His main work areas comprise turbomachinery, unsteady aerodynamics, flow distortion, inter-components interactions, and frequency domain CFD simulations.


Erick Gantt – Sr. Principal Application Engineer – Cadence

Erick Gantt is a Sr. Principal Application Engineer in the Pointwise AE Team at Cadence. Mr. Gantt joined Pointwise, Inc. (now part of Cadence Design Systems, Inc) in 1987 as a member of the Engineering Services Team. He helped users via direct support, documentation, feature design, and training. He has trained countless users in all versions of Pointwise software and Pointwise’s predecessor, Gridgen. Training courses include the in-person equivalent of the Pointwise Meshing Foundations course, advanced courses for structured and overset meshing, new features training for distributors, UGMs, and “Let’s Talk Meshing” seminars. Before Pointwise, Mr. Gantt worked at General Dynamics, Fort Worth Division (now Lockheed Martin Aeronautics), where he performed CFD meshing and analysis on several fighter and advanced programs. Mr. Gantt earned a BS in Aerospace engineering (cooperative plan) from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1987.

This webinar is sponsored by Cadence Design Systems.