Erosion and Cavitation

Erosion occurs when solid or liquid particles impinge against material surfaces causing wear and geometry changes. Cavitation occurs when rapid changes of pressure in a liquid lead to formation and subsequent implosion of vapour bubbles.

Erosion and cavitation - both separately or in combination - may lead to severe performance degradation of fluid machinery or even failure, so understanding of the conditions under which these phenomena occur is essential for designing for greater durability.

DANSIS invites you to a seminar on erosion and cavitation with focus on how to improve understanding of the phenomena and how to apply simulation models . The scope of the presentations spans from state-of-the-art research to industrial research and application examples.

The seminar will be held at Grundfos in Bjerringbro.

Date: May 22nd, 2019

Grundfos Center
Poul Due Jensens Vej 23
8850 Bjerringbro

 Tentative program:

 9.30 Registration
 10.00 Welcome
Nicholas Pedersen, Senior Manager, Grundfos, Denmark
 10.15 General introduction to erosion and cavitation
10.55 Coffee break
11.15 Prediction of erosion for oil and gas well equipment using CFD modelling
Casper Schytte Hemmingsen, Lloyd's Register, Denmark
11.45 Modelling erosion in complex geometries
  Alejandro Lopez Garcia, University of Deusto, Spain
12.15 Lunch
13:00 CFD modeling of sand erosion in submersible pumps
Grundfos, Denmark
13.30 Cavitation simulation on ship propellers with erosion safety index
Keun Woo Shin, MAN, Denmark
Coffee (Tour of Grundfos Additive Manufacturing Lab)
15:10 Erosion/cavitation simulations
15.50 Closing remarks
  Knud Erik Meyer, DANSIS chairman & DTU, Denmark
16.00 End of Seminar

DANSIS members can participate in the seminar free of charge. The same goes for students if they sign up with their student email. Non-members are also invited to participate at a fee of 400 DKK.

Register for the seminar