CONVERGE features a sealing tool, which will dynamically eliminate gaps between parts that are moving relative to one another. The sealing process is dynamic in that the surface enclosing the computational domain is recreated at each time-step based on the boundary motion and the seal definitions, and thus this tool can be applied to a variety of cases, including two-stroke engines, Wankel engines, components connected by pins and bearings, pumps, and rotating machinery. We will give an overview of the sealing process and explain the geometric approach used to recreate the sealed surface from the boundaries and seal definitions. We will discuss best practices for surface preparation and case setup and demonstrate examples of applying seals to a check valve, a two-stroke engine, a Wankel engine, crankcase components, a gerotor pump, and a supercharger. *This session does not include hands-on CONVERGE Studio practice. Sealing is under development in CONVERGE 3.0, so this session will use CONVERGE 2.4.
Introduction to CONVERGE (or equivalent introductory CONVERGE training course)