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The Fluid Power Systems Laboratory (LABSON UPC) collaborated with AR TECHNOLOGY to develop suitable experimentation techniques for its industrial vacuum devices and undertake simulations via computational fluid dynamic techniques (CFD) and subsequent optimisation.


 

Using OpenFOAM software, simulations are carried out in which meshes are created that optimise the future design of ejector nozzles. Subsequently, the simulations are validated in a test bank to assess the vacuum achieved by the ejectors and the aspiration and consumption flows.

This project is being developed as part of the industrial doctorate, with the support of the Catalan Agency for Management of University and Research Grants (AGAUR).

AR is a leading company that manufactures components and complete high-performance industrial vacuum systems specialised in solutions for the handing, automatisation and transport of materials such as hoppers or silos.