Flowmaster V7 Gas Turbine

Flowmaster V7 Gas Turbine is an industry specific thermo-fluid system simulation software tool. Built upon the Flowmaster V7 platform, V7 Gas Turbine combines the same proven architecture with optional Swirl and Heat Transfer solver capability of secondary system modelling. The advanced GUI with specific gas turbine component libraries and cavity model creation wizard enables users to build networks and run simulations quicker and easier than ever before.

NEW VERSION - V7.7 Gas Turbine Available Now!

Flowmaster V7.7 Gas Turbine builds on the existing V7 Gas Turbine product by streamlining catalogue structures, providing new and enhanced components and expanding simulation functionality to meet the needs of today’s gas turbine engineers.

V7.7 Gas Turbine includes new advanced functionality for secondary air systems design including additional heat transfer capability, the calculation of individual velocity vectors to model preswirl nozzles and impingement losses and results reporting the the rotating frame of reference for easy validation against test data.

Gas Turbine

Flowmaster Gas Turbine Delivers You:

Secondary Air System Modelling & Simulation:

  • NEW for V7.7 - Full Cavity Heat Transfer capability to model the secondary air system enabling the effects on the air and rotating disks to be understood and the system to be optimised. Now takes into account the impact of high cavity wall temperatures as well as heat transfer (due to friction generated by the rotating components) providing a full heat transfer solution.
  • Swirl Solver capability enabling simulation of the swirl induced by the rotating components, rotor blades and swirl generated by geometry, preswirl nozzles.
  • Cavity Wizard steps through the creation of a cavity model based on a 2D cross-section andnow has updated window navigation functionality to improve usability
  • NEW for V7.7 - Total Pressure and Total Temperature are reported in the Rotating Frame of Reference for all secondary air rotating components to eliminate the need to convert data into stationary frame of reference.
  • NEW for V7.7 - Velocities are now provided in their individual coordinate velocity vectors for its rotating components
  • Catalogue of industry specific component models including: Labyrinth seal components
  • NEW for V7.7 - New Brush Seal Component
  • Framework to add in-house proprietary correlations – Swirl and Heat Transfer

Multi-Fluid Simulation:

  • Updated for V7.7 - Multi-Fluid Simulation capability for modelling the mixing and/or separation of multiple liquids or gases. This enables fuel system engineers to model the vent lines and inerting systems of gas turbine fuel systems and IGCC power plants.  Gas systems can also be analysed using Multi-Fluid simulation to understand their behaviour and the effects on the overall system. 

Advanced simulation tools for gas turbine
systems analysis

  • Advanced Psychrometrics modelling capability which allows users to model and simulate accurately the moisture and humidity changes as air flows through the gas turbine auxiliary systems.

Secure and Flexible Data Management

  • Secure access to relevant gas turbine simulation data through a multi-user environment with controlled access from one central database
  • Audit trail technology to track design history changes and associated simulation data

“The release of Flowmaster V7.7 Gas Turbine sees the completion of the steady state solution for secondary air capability. Building on the rotating flow simulation capabilities introduced in the previous release, we have incorporated heat transfer from cavity wall surfaces to allow airflow optimisation and provide a better understanding of the thermal effects on discs. It will also assist our users with modelling pre-swirl nozzles and impingement losses as it now reports individual velocity vectors.”

Mike Croegaert - Flowmaster's dedicated Gas Turbine Product Manager

Many of today’s leading gas turbine manufacturers use Flowmaster to test designs and run simulations earlier in the development process to reduce prototyping costs, improve quality, promote repeatability of designs and ultimately speed up gas turbine system development. Customers include: Kawasaki Heavy Industries, GE, Siemens, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Hitachi and Alstom.