● Understand the concept of a virtual prototype and how it reduces development costs while optimizing product performance.
● Identify seven essential features that must be included in a simulation in order to maximize the performance and efficiency.
● Learn how ZECO Hydropower used ANSYS simulation tools coupled with high performance computing to develop a new and optimal intake for a Kaplan turbine in half of the usual time. They were able to reduce civil engineering infrastructure costs to ensure they would be competitive in emerging markets.
● Walk through ZECO’s simulation process and results including CFD turbomachinery simulation, parallel computing, parametric modeling, and optimization tools.