"Design better and faster" is the concept driving most new developments and ideas in today's high speed rotating machines sector. Enhancing products and processes is a challenge faced every day in this industry.
SAMCEF Rotors has been developed to address the complex challenge of rotor dynamics analysis. We provide a professional solution specifically dedicated to rotor dynamics specialists and, more generally, to engineers focusing on global dynamics of rotating machines. SAMCEF Rotors is a top of the range package, both in terms of results accuracy and user friendliness. The long list of international companies all over the world using SAMCEF Rotors on a daily basis is a testimony to this.
Accurately simulating the behavior of high speed rotating machines is among the most complex numerical simulations. SAMCEF Rotors harnesses 30 years of experience in this field. SAMCEF Rotors is the right tool for your rotor dynamics analysis job.
Model your rotor according to your needs
From predesign to verification, you choose the type of model you want to build according to your goals:
- simple models made of beams and lumped masses are well suited to assess the global dynamic behavior of the rotor with short computation time
- 3D models can be built very easily and produce accurate results since they naturally include all details of the rotor
Beside these classical approaches, SAMCEF Rotors features several unique modeling techniques:
- 2D Fourier multi-harmonics’. For axisymmetric structures, full 3D results can be obtained by running analyses on 2D models for various values of the azimuth angle. The 2D multi-harmonics technique combines the ease of building models and results accuracy with reduced computation times
- Another unique way to build an accurate model of a rotor is by taking advantage of the cyclic symmetry of rotors to model only one angular sector of it. Obtained results can then be extrapolated to the whole structure. This technique can even be used for rotors featuring several stages with different angular sizes. Special elements are available to take the junction between the stages into account
These different modeling techniques include the requested features to build rotor dynamics models: an extended library of bearings (dry rollers and balls, hydrostatic, hydrodynamic), squeeze film dampers, gears, ... The same model can be used to run stability analyses, response to harmonic forces or transient analyses. SAMCEF Rotors is delivered with SAMCEF Field, a state of the art Graphical User Interface, including all classical Finite Element Analysis features as well as a driver dedicated to Rotor Dynamics analyses. SAMCEF Field makes rotor model building so easy that you will be able to fully focus on your engineering work. SAMCEF Rotors is the perfect solution to better understand rotor dynamics, the behavior of a rotating machine and control the vibration level during its use.