Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

MSI provides state-of-the-art CFD services led by industry-renowned engineer Ed Bennett, Ph.D.  Whether designing a system from scratch, optimizing a design, or analyzing an existing flowpath, MSI can provide steady or transient solutions to study pressure and velocity fields and analyze flow and performance.  MSI has extensive experience analyzing new designs or existing machine flowpaths, impellers, piping systems, and more for OEMs and end users including government and commercial customers.  We specialize in the most difficult technical problems that often include transonic or supersonic flows, non-Newtonian fluids, and large temperature gradients.  Our software tools include CFX, STAR-CCM+, CFturbo, CompAero, TurbAero, and FGSSP.

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Featured Case Study


Design, Analyze, and Build a Prototype Radial Gas Turbine

MSI was tasked with designing a prototype high speed radial gas turbine to operate at 40,000 RPM with R-134a as the working fluid. The goal was to produce 20 HP with a compact turbine and integrated generator unit.

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Rerate of a Francis Hydro Turbine

MSI was tasked with evaluating a 1920s Francis style hydro-turbine runner in order to replace the aging original ones at a plant near the Hudson River in Upstate NY. A new blade design improved runner efficiency as well as decreased the blade count from 16 to 15, reducing the runner weight.

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Development of a Prototype Vacuum Blower

MSI was contracted by a major aerospace equipment supplier/manufacturer to design and prototype an FAA-approved vacuum generator for use on commercial aircraft.  The design would be subject to strict FAA requirements and RTCA environmental conditions/test procedures for airborne equipment.

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