PLANO, TX, USA, Apr 26, 2021 – Siemens Digital Industries Software announced the adoption of Simcenter software as the core simulation technology for the Generation Division of Siemens Energy AG in developing its next generation energy systems. Siemens Energy’s Generation Division has long partnered with Siemens Digital Industries Software for design and simulation and now, through expanded use of the Simcenter portfolio, the company has adopted a new approach to simulation that is reducing time to market and improved reliability.
Siemens Energy can use Simcenter STAR-CCM+ software to visualize metal temperatures in a turbine blade, predicted using conjugate heat transfer simulation.
“Siemens Digital Industries Software and the Generation Division of Siemens Energy share more than the name Siemens – we are both committed to pushing the boundaries of technology to more efficiently deliver the most reliable solutions to our customers,” said Jean-Claude Ercolanelli, Senior Vice President of Simulation and Test Solutions, Siemens Digital Industries Software. “We thank Siemens Energy for selecting Simcenter, part of the Xcelerator portfolio, as their simulation platform as they develop the next generation of sustainable, reliable and affordable energy systems.”
The collaboration is fostering concurrent multiple-disciplinary optimization that encompasses feature-based geometry, reacting flow, conjugate heat transfer, and automated dataflow between analyses. This effort has resulted in increased product efficiency, longer life, and lowered emissions. The shift has enabled the Generation Division of Siemens Energy to manage the transition from historical methods and tools to new methods and applications, providing an integrated data flow across the design chain by breaking down discipline silos. It has also enabled a deeper, more engaged relationship between software developers and designers.
To bring concurrent engineering vision into focus, wide-ranging tools have been used that include Simcenter 3D software for parametric feature based geometric models and nonlinear structural analysis including consideration of material creep; HEEDS software for automated simulation workflows; Simcenter STAR-CCM+ software for combustion and thermal analysis; and the extendable NX software environment with connectors for integrated design tools.
“Through increased use of robust design methodologies for innovative trusted product designs, improved simulation workflows for product R&D effectiveness and use of advanced physics-based simulation for early critical design decisions, Simcenter is enabling the Generation division of Siemens Energy to deliver more reliable products to our customers, more quickly,” said Paul Garbett, Director of Engineering, Large Gas Turbine Modules, Siemens Energy, Generation Division.
About Siemens Digital Industries Software
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About Siemens Digital Industries (DI)
Siemens Digital Industries (DI) is an innovation leader in automation and digitalization. Closely collaborating with partners and customers, DI drives the digital transformation in the process and discrete industries. With its Digital Enterprise portfolio, DI provides companies of all sizes with an end-to-end set of products, solutions and services to integrate and digitalize the entire value chain. Optimized for the specific needs of each industry, DI’s unique portfolio supports customers to achieve greater productivity and flexibility. DI is constantly adding innovations to its portfolio to integrate cutting-edge future technologies. Siemens Digital Industries has its global headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany, and has around 76,000 employees internationally.
About Siemens AG
Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 170 years. Active around the world, the company focuses on intelligent infrastructure for buildings and distributed energy systems and on automation and digitalization in the process and manufacturing industries. Siemens brings together the digital and physical worlds to benefit customers and society. Through Mobility, a leading supplier of intelligent mobility solutions for rail and road transport, Siemens is helping to shape the world market for passenger and freight services. Via its majority stake in the publicly listed company Siemens Healthineers, Siemens is also a world-leading supplier of medical technology and digital health services. In addition, Siemens holds a minority stake in Siemens Energy, a global leader in the transmission and generation of electrical power that has been listed on the stock exchange since September 28, 2020. In fiscal 2020, which ended on September 30, 2020, the Siemens Group generated revenue of €57.1 billion and net income of €4.2 billion. As of September 30, 2020, the company had around 293,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com.