Hydraulic Tank Design Innovation Using CFD Analysis

Project Type

Hydraulic Tank Design CFD

Funding

Enterprise Ireland Innovation Voucher

Researchers

Patrick Donnellan, Arun Antony

‘This being a new customer and our first re-design project we were conscious of making a big impression. The tank is a critical component of the machine’s operation, any supplier driven design change is viewed with apprehension. Owing to this fact and our radical idea of removing the pipework assembly completely we realised we needed to go the extra mile. We approached SEAM and met its Director Dr. Ramesh Raghavendra, the synergy was apparent straight away, their capability and experience in the area of CFD was an exact fit. SEAM’s Patrick Donnellan and Arun Anthony had an ideal mix of industry experience and educational background which proved a perfect fit to prove out Keltech’s concept using the centres Computational Fluid Dynamics software. When we presented the findings of the project to our German OEM customer, they were genuinely blown away with the level of detail provided and results we had proven out. With expectations surpassed we have been green lighted to introduce the design where possible across their entire range.’

Seamus Lawlor, Business Development Manager, Keltech