Structural mechanics, Fluid flow
structural and fluid flow optimization of radial turbine blower.
Demcon macawi respiratory systems is a total solution provider of respiration technology. Their OEM blower modules are suitable for use in respiratory systems, anesthesia systems and other oxygen rich environments. A macawi module contains a.o. a radial turubine blower and a flow diffuser around it. The radial turbine blower needed to be optimized for simple integration into the module, noise reduction and mechanical vibration absorption. Simultaneously, the diffuser around the blower needed to be optimized for mixing air and oxygen, sufficient flowrates and have a good efficiency. An in depth multi-physical analysis was performed to ensure all above mentioned requirements.
Optimizing a respiratory blower module
A structural mechanical Finite Element Analysis (FEA) was performed on the turbine rotor. The analysis included the rotational effects to determine maximum stresses, deformations and possible unstable behavior. Subsequently, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis was performed on the module to calculate the velocity field, flowrates, pressure drops and air-oxygen mixing for several different variations of the diffuser. This led to an effective improvement of the design without the need for prototype testing in a laboratory.
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