"A great tool for Design Engineers"

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.

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    PumpLinx New Template Helps Ford Analyze Their Crescent Oil Pumps

    “Due to complexities of interaction among gears and crescent-shaped island, a crescent oil pump is one of the most difficult auto components to model using three dimensional CFD. The present study shows that the proposed computational model is very be used as a reliable crescent pump design tool.”

    “A Three-Dimensional Design Tool for Crescent Oil Pumps,” by Yu Jiang, Michal Furmanczyk and Samuel Lowry of Simerics, Inc.and Dengfu Zhang and Chin-Yuan Perng of ATEO, Ford Motor Company, was presented at the 2008 SAE conference in Detroit, Michigan.

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    PumpLinx Helps Magna Powertrain Design Better Pumps

    PumpLinx Testimonial from Magna Powertrain:

    Magna Powertrain, Engine Technologies Group, Concord Ontario acquired the simulation software PumpLinx in 2006 to support its oil pump development team whose main responsibility is the design of gerotor and vane pumps. The team has proved that the code provides accurate results with the pre-processing/setting time reduced to as low as two hours using the PumpLinx templates and the automatic mesh generator. Simulations were performed in a short period of time which allowed us to compare three or four design options back to back and to make the best possible decision before building the prototypes. PumpLinx was very useful in addressing issues related to cavitation discovered in the first stage design. The cavitation was either eliminated or reduced to a minimum in the second stage design. Overall, PumpLinx has proved to be a very useful, user-friendly tool designed especially for pump designers to help them make the best possible design decisions to meet or exceed the customer expectations.

    Romulus Crisan, P.Eng., Magna Powertrain FEA Engineer,

    Engine Transmission Components Group
    800 Tesma Way, Concord, ON, L4K 5C2
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    Sauer Danfoss Analyze Piston Pump Cavitation Damage Using PumpLinx
    “comparison between Fig. 8 [ PumpLinx Predictions] and Fig. 7 [Sauer Danfoss image of cavitational wear on a Piston Pump Endcap] proves a very good agreement between observation during test and result from CFD-simulation.”
    -Ing. O. Meincke, and -Ing. R. Rahmfeld, "Measurements, Analysis and Simulation of Cavitation in an Axial Piston Pump, " Conference Proceedings, 6th International Fluid Power Conference, Dresden, "Fluid Power in Motion," April 1-2, 2008, p. 485.
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    Noise Reduction for the Automotive Industry

    PumpLinx is enabling the automotive industry to reduce the noise emissions for their automobile oil pumps. In the case of one manufacturer, designers were able to reduce the noise for a production line oil pump by over 30 decibels. That is similar to dropping from normal conversation down to a whisper, and, after all, who wants their car oil pump talking above a whisper? This dramatic reduction was accomplished by using PumpLinx to identify the source of pressure ripples causing unnecessary noise. Once the sources were identify, design engineers were able to eliminate the cause and silence the chatter. The result is a quieter, more efficient pump.

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