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Vibrations of an Impeller

Application ID: 12285

This tutorial model demonstrates the use of dynamic cyclic symmetry with postprocessing on the full geometry. A 3D impeller with eight identical blades can be divided into eight sectors of symmetry. The model computes the fundamental frequencies for the full impeller geometry and compares them to the values computed for a single sector with the Floquet periodicity boundary conditions applied on two sector boundaries. It also demonstrates how to set up a frequency response analysis for one sector of symmetry, and how to vusualize the results over the full geometry by using a sector data set. The results for one sector are in very good agreement with the computations on the full geometry, while both the computational time and memory requirements are significantly reduced.

This model is included as an example in the following products:

Structural Mechanics Module

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