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BladeModeler
5.0 BladeEditor

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BladeEditor
Training Manual

BladeEditor is an
Add-In to
DesignModeler, which
means it enhances
the functionality of
DesignModeler
BladeEditor provides
a seamless geometry
connection between
BladeGen and
DesignModeler

BladeGen
BladeEditor

DesignModeler
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BladeEditor
Training Manual

After geometry has been saved in BladeGen, start DesignModeler


from the Project page by selecting New Geometry

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BladeEditor
Training Manual

To ensure
BladeEditor can
be used, the
BladeModeler
license must be
enabled

Tools > Options


Select Licensing > License Management
Set default Geometry Modeler license to ANSYS BladeModeler

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BladeEditor
Training Manual

To enable
BladeEditor in
DesignModeler
Tools > Addins

Select Blade
Editor
Select Load on
Startup and
Apply (Note you
may need to
restart
DesignModeler)

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BladeEditor
Training Manual

Select the same units as defined in BladeGen

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BladeEditor
Training Manual

To import the
BGD file, click the
BladeEditor Icon

By default, the last


file saved in
BladeGen is
selected
Click Open

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BladeEditor:
ImportBGD Feature

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Training Manual

Used to import the


BladeGen model
Details View located in
the lower left corner of
the DesignModeler
window
Use the feature
properties in the Details
View to set the import
options

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BladeEditor:
Meridional Contours

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Training Manual

BladeEditor automatically
creates Meridional sketches
for the main flow path
contours (hub, shroud, etc.)
and a simple hub
Hub sketch can be modified
and dimensioned as desired
using DesignModeler
sketcher

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BladeEditor:
Blade Part Creation

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Training Manual

BladeEditor
automatically creates
solid parts for one or
all blades

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BladeEditor:
Blade Topology

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Training Manual

FEA meshing is often easier


when the blade is created
with four primary faces (not
including root and tip)
Blade topology is controlled
by the Merge Blade
Topology property:
No means always
create the blade with six
faces: pressure side,
suction side, leading
edge, trailing edge, top
and bottom
Yes means merge the
faces when they are
tangent

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Faces not merged

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With faces merged

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BladeEditor:
Hub Part Creation

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BladeEditor optionally
creates a revolved solid
part for the hub using the
hub sketch, and merges it
with the blades

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BladeEditor: Tip Clearance


Training Manual

Specify BG layer number


to use to trim the blade:
Relative is layer
number relative to
shroud layer
Absolute is absolute
layer number, where
hub is layer one
Tip layer contour is
added as a sketch in the
meridional plane
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BladeEditor:
Fluid Enclosure

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Training Manual

BladeEditor optionally
creates an Enclosure for the
periodic sector of the fluid
zone
The Enclosure is a frozen
part that can be meshed and
used to perform a CFD
analysis of the blade
The Enclosure can be
meshed directly with either
CFX-Mesh or ICEM CFD

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BladeEditor: Import Enhancements


Training Manual

Blade Loft Direction


Specify Streamise or
Spanwise surface loft
direction
Blade Extension parameter
separate from Periodic Surface
Extension for improved control
when complications arise during
the import

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BladeEditor: Periodoc Surface Options


Training Manual

Periodic Surface Style


option
One Piece used in
BladeModeler 10.0
Three Pieces
similar to TurboGrid
(default)
Improved robustness in
the periodic surface
creation, especially
when the surfaces are
close to the machine
axis
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Three
One Piece
Piece

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BladeEditor:
Solid Modeling Features
Solid modeling features
that are missing in
BladeGen can be
added:
Blade fillets
Trims
Scallops
Shroud cover

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Blade fillets

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BladeEditor:
Solid Modeling Features

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Shroud cover

Revolved trim
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BladeEditor:
Region Creation

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Training Manual

Appropriate boundary
regions for use in a
CFD analysis will also
be created as Named
Selections
When the model is read
into CFX-Mesh,
boundary Regions are
automatically created
from the Named
Selections

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BladeEditor:
Updating the BladeGen Model
The imported BladeGen
model can be updated to
reflect changes made in
BladeGen
The Refresh property of the
ImportBGD feature controls
the update:
Yes (default) means
that the BladeGen model
should be re-imported
whenever the source
BGD file changes
No means do not
update the model

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Training Manual

If Refresh is Yes, the BGD


file will be checked and reimported, if necessary, when
the model is re-generated
This allows design changes
in BladeGen to be
propagated easily to
DesignModeler

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BladeEditor:
Updating the BladeGen Model
Any changes or features
added to the geometry in
DesignModeler will be
preserved, except:
If the hub contour has
changed, it may need to
be manually adjusted to
fix the hub loop
If the number of contour
segments has changed,
any DM features added
that depend on the edge
or face topology may
need their selections
adjusted

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Training Manual

Hub sketch before update

Hub sketch after update


Hub contour
moved in
BladeGen

Break in the
hub loop
causes hub
part to fail
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Importing to CFX-Mesh
Training Manual

When importing the DM


geometry to CFX-Mesh,
make sure the Named
Selection attribute is
checked, and the filter
is blank
Otherwise the regions
will not be created
automatically
These options are
saved in the project file

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Workbench Import Options


Training Manual

Import options can be


set under the Tools>Options menu
See Common Settings>Geometry Import
Set Named Selection
Processing to Yes
Make Named Selection
Prefixes blank

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BladeModeler
Training Manual

Hands on practical tutorials to try


Practical #3
Once you have completed all of the hands on
practical tutorials (or later on) feel free to try the
independent studies on the following pages

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Mixed Flow Pump


Training Manual

Pump stage analysis


BladeGen files:
Mixed_Flow_Pump_Impeller.bgd
Mixed_Flow_Pump_Diffuser.bgd
Conditions
Fluid: Water
Speed: 800 [rpm]
Inlet flow direction: normal to inlet
Inlet Pt: 1 [atm]
Total exit flow rate: 132 [kg/s]

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Axial Fan
Training Manual

One-way FSI analysis


BladeGen file: Axial_Fan.bgd
Conditions
Fluid: Air at STP
Speed: 3600 [rpm]
Inlet flow direction: normal to inlet
Inlet Pt: 1 [atm]
Total exit flow rate: 0.345 [kg/s]
Structural material: polypropylene
Calculate the pressure load with CFX

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