Discovering Better Pumps Faster through Full-Fidelity CFD Simulations
Thursday, December 17, 2015

According to the July/August 2015 issue of Turbomachinery International magazine, “Operating conditions that were not mentioned in the pump’s order document, and were not considered in pump design, have been responsible for more than 60% of all unscheduled shutdowns.”

This need for increased reliability, as well as market-driven and governmental demands for increased energy efficiency, are motivating pump manufacturers and their engineering teams to leverage simulation more than ever before – in order to discover better designs, faster.

In this webinar, guest presenter Dr. Edward Bennett will share several recent success stories based on his role as VP of Fluids Engineering at Mechanical Solutions, Inc. (MSI). Dr. Bennett will share details and insights on how MSI’s simulations have helped him and his team improve the robust design and optimal performance of numerous centrifugal pumps and turbo propellers.

By participating in this webinar, you will see and hear how you, too, could leverage leading simulation software to achieve the following with your pumps:

  • Identify the best efficiency point (BEP) and generate performance curves
  • Predict the flow patterns, required heads, and net positive suction head available (NPSHa)
  • Include all real complex geometric flow paths, and potential leakage paths, from 3D CAD models
  • Explore operation across a wide-range of flow conditions
  • Predict the onset of cavitation
  • Perform fast and higher-fidelity transient solutions (versus only steady-state)
  • Accurately represent and understand the effects of surface roughness and air entrainment


  • Dr. Edward Bennett, Mechanical Solutions Inc. (MSI)
  • Jim Ryan, CD-adapco
Jim Ryan
Dr. Edward Bennett
Speaker Company: 
Mechanical Solutions Inc. (MSI)