How many buckets should a Pelton hydro turbine have?  That was the question posed by the customer.  MSI created a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model to determine the optimal torque and power output considering two different configurations.

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Animation.

 

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Varying nozzle flows of the Pelton hydro turbine modeled.

REAL-WORLD EXAMPLES AND CASE STUDIES

MSI In Action

Case Study

Driveshaft Failures in Mine Slurry Raw Water Service Pumps Cured

A major pump OEM called on MSI to help resolve multiple pump driveshaft failures for an ore mining company in East Africa.

Case Study

Simulating the Performance of a Spinal Implant

A manufacturer of an innovative spinal implant approached MSI for help in assessing the implant’s structural integrity.

Case Study

Dynamic Analysis of a Street Sweeper for the Manufacturer

To identify potential opportunities for early bearing failure, MSI performed experimental modal analysis (EMA) and operational deflection shape (ODS) tests on a prototype unit for the manufacturer.