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TT101 - Introduction to Code Wand and Code Leo

Bob Ni provides an introduction to the ADS mesh generator Wand and flow solver Leo. This video tutorial outlines the key features of Wand and Leo and how they can be applied to a wide range of turbomachinery design problems.

Total time: (43:19)
[01] Introduction (4:48)
[02] Wand - Dense OHH Mesh Topology (5:49)
[03] Wand - Advanced Clearance Meshing (2:19)
[04] Wand - Turbomachinery Blading Applications (2:41)
[05] Leo - Architecture (6:59)
[06] Leo - Convergence Acceleration (3:51)
[07] Leo - Turbomachinery Capabilities (4:03)
[08] Uses - 2D Cascade Analysis (0:40)
[09] Uses - Endwall Secondary Flow Analysis (2:11)
[10] Uses - Minimum Artificial Damping (2:10)
[11] Uses - 3D Multi Stage Steady Analysis (0:29)
[12] Uses - Centrifugal Compressor Analysis (0:57)
[13] Uses - 3D Time Accurate Analysis (1:22)
[14] Uses - Unstructured Mesh Analysis (0:46)
[15] Uses - Conjugate Heat Transfer (1:27)
[16] Summary (2:36)

TT201 - The Evolution of Turbomachinery CFD

In this video, Bob Ni provides a personal perspective on the evolution of industrial CFD for turbomachinery aerodynamics. Starting from the 1960s and progressing to modern day, Bob looks at the key innovations that have advanced the application of CFD in industry and highlights some of the key areas to be addressed looking forward.

Total time: (47:34)
[01] Introduction (1:02)
[02] Industrial CFD (1:19)
[03] Evolution (1:10)
[04] Evolution - The 1960s (2:23)
[05] Evolution - The 1970s (1:36)
[06] Evolution - The 1980s (1:13)
[07] Insight - Industrial Development of the Euler Solver (14:00)
[08] Evolution - The 1990s and 2000s (0:48)
[09] Insight - Industrial Application of Unsteady Analysis (13:40)
[10] Moving Forward (0:23)
[11] Moving Forward - Modern Turboamchinery CFD (3:06)
[12] Moving Forward - Cloud Computing (1:10)
[13] Moving Forward - Unstructured Mesh (0:42)
[14] Moving Forward - Conjugate Heat Transfer (3:34)
[15] Summary (1:31)
 

Configuring Simulations Using the ADS Workbench

WB001 - Section Data Fundamentals

This tutorial describes how to prepare your airfoil section data for mesh generation in Code Wand.

Total time: (6:32)

WB101 - Introduction to the ADS Workbench

This tutorial introduces the viewer to the ADS Workbench, a graphical application for streamlining the setup, management and execution of your simulation runs.

Total time: (9:29)

WB201 - Configuring 2D Simulations with the ADS Workbench

This tutorial describes how to configure and execute 2D simulations using the ADS Workbench. Using a sample case included with the workbench, you'll learn about your geometry input requirements and how to use the 2D Single Row Steady wizard to set up your simulation run.

Total time: (16:44)

WB301 - Configuring 3D Single Row Steady Simulations

This tutorial describes how to configure and execute 3D single row steady simulations using the ADS Workbench. Using a sample case included with the workbench, you will learn how to use the 3D Single Row Steady wizard to set up your simulation and to execute it in the workbench.

Total time: (15:33)

WB401 - Configuring 3D Multi Row Steady Simulations

This tutorial describes how to configure and execute 3D multi-row steady simulations using the ADS Workbench. Using a sample case included with the workbench, you will learn how to use the 3D Multi Row Steady wizard to set up your simulation run.

Total time: (7:04)

WB501 - Configuring 3D Time Accurate Simulations

This tutorial describes how to configure and execute 3D time accurate simulations using the ADS Workbench. Using a sample case included with the workbench, you will learn how to use the 3D Time Accurate wizard to set up multi-row time accurate analyses.

Total time: (12:02)

WB601 - Conjugate Heat Transfer Analysis with the ADS Workbench

This tutorial describes how to configure, execute and post-process a conjugate heat transfer simulation using the ADS Workbench. Using a downloadable sample case, you will learn how to use the conjugate heat transfer analysis wizard to convert an unstructured mesh for use with Code Leo, execute the simulation and post-process the results.

Total time: (26:08)
[01] Case Preparation and Execution (13:21)
[02] Post-Processing (12:46)

WB701 - Automating Speed Line Generation

This tutorial describes how to use the ADS Workbench in Release 5.0 to automate compressor speed line generation and easily produce compressor maps.

Total time: (19:40)

WB801 - Using Multi Row Speedline Plots

This tutorial describes how to use the multi-row speedline plots automatically produced by the ADS Workbench to analyze compressor performance.

Total time: (10:16)

WB901 - ADS Foil Designer Introduction

This is an introduction to the ADS Foil Designer.  In this video, we describe how to start the ADS Foil Designer, create a new airfoil, modify the basic parameters and add control points, as well as meshing and simulating a 2D airfoil.

Total time: (13:20)
 

Configuring Simulations Using Text Files

DD001 - Section Data Fundamentals

This tutorial describes how to prepare your airfoil section data for mesh generation in Code Wand.

Total time: (6:32)

DD501 - Configuring a Large Scale 3D Time Accurate Simulation

This tutorial describes how to set up a large scale time accurate simulation using the utility ADS-FCOOL. The session begins with a brief overview of ADS-FCOOL and how it automates the process of constructing a large scale time accurate simulation. An overview of the workflow is then provided, followed by a discussion of the required setup files and sample execution.

Total time: (10:17)

DD901 - Using Engine Models to Model Cooling and Bleed Flow

This tutorial describes how to use engine models in Code Leo to incorporate various source/sink terms into a simulation. Engine models can be used in a variety of ways, including: modeling cavities with multiple knife edge seals, bleed flow, and/or "Level 0" cooling flow. Engine models also allow you to use actuator discs to model the effects of propellers or wind turbines.

Total time: (7:31)

DD902 - Using "Level 1" Cooling to Model Film Cooling Holes

This tutorial describes how to set up a simulation using the "Level 1" cooling capabilities available in Code Leo. This session will begin with a brief introduction to the Level 1 cooling approach and its advantages and limitations. We will then provide an overview of the setup process, discuss the required configuration files and offer hints and tips for success the first time through.

Total time: (10:58)

DD903 - Adding Fillets with ADS-UTIL

This tutorial describes how to use ADS-UTIL to add fillets to the hub or tip of an airfoil. Fillets of constant radius may be added as well as fillets with variable radii along the pressure and/or suction side of the airfoil. The tutorial also describes how to use ADS-UTIL to set up variable fillets on blades with cutoff trailing edges, which is particularly useful for centrifugal machines.

Total time: (4:49)
 

Assessing Results

AR101 - Assessing Results with the System Output Files

This tutorial provides an introduction to the output files generated by Code Leo and how they can be used to assess the results of a turbomachinery CFD run. In addition to describing the four key output files, remarks are also made about how cooled turbine efficiency is accounted for in the ADS system.

Total time: (40:18)
[01] Introduction (5:43)
[02] The .MEANVALUE File (4:28)
[03] A Note on Cooled Turbine Efficiency (5:06)
[04] The .MIXEDAVG File (9:53)
[05] The .LOAD File (4:06)
[06] The .PLOT File (6:52)
[07] Summary (3:00)

AR201 - Assessing Mesh Quality with ADS-VTK and ParaView

This tutorial describes how to assess the quality of meshes generated by Code Wand using the utility ADS-VTK and ParaView.

Total time: (9:24)

AR301 - Assessing Results with 2D Charting in the ADS Workbench

This tutorial describes how to utilize the 2D charting capabilities introduced in Release 4.5 of the ADS Workbench to assess CFD results.

Total time: (15:58)

AR401 - Assessing Results with the Code Leo .STATION File

This tutorial describes the contents and usage of the .STATION file produced by Code Leo to assess airfoil performance.

Total time: (4:49)
 

Case Studies

CS101 - NASA CC3 Centrifugal Compressor

Bob Ni discusses the findings of an analysis of the NASA CC3 centrifugal compressor conducted with the ADS mesh generator Wand and flow solver Leo.

Total time: (19:54)

CS102 - Conjugate Heat Transfer

Bob Ni provides a preview to the conjugate heat transfer capabilities developed for the ADS flow solver Leo. This video tutorial outlines the objectives of the conjugate heat transfer project, its capabilities, and how it has been used to predict the thermal loading on a hypothetical film cooled turbine vane.

Total time: (42:57)
[01] Introduction (00:50)
[02] Wand and Leo Primer (10:10)
[03] CHT Objectives (2:46)
[04] Meshing (2:04)
[05] Coupling (3:15)
[06] Streamline Predictions (6:52)
[07] Temperature Predictions (9:34)
[08] Flyby Visualization (4:44)
[09] Summary (2:34)

CS103 - Radiver Centrifugal Compressor

Michael Ni walks through the setup, execution and analysis of the Radiver single stage centrifugal compressor case using the ADS Workbench.

Total time: (37:16)

CS104 - Comparison of CHT Predictions against Experimental Data

Will Humber goes through ADS' 2013 TurboExpo presentation entitled: A Comparison of Predictions from Conjugate Heat Analysis of a Film Cooled Turbine Vane to Experimental Data.

Total time: (45:19)