||May 31, 2000 20:44
Hello, I am a project engineer at Delphi Automotive System. I have a need to study the flow and pressure distribution of a balanced sliding vane pump (that is used in power steering pumps with pressures up to 2,000 psi). This problem will require the CFD code to handle a deformable mesh. Vane movement is both translational because vane slides in the rotor slot (axially and radially with respect to the rotor center) and rotational because it turns with the rotor. Are any of the commercial codes capable of modeling this type of pump?