CST has available a wide range of software and computing means to be able to face all package and machine design needs. This task is reached by gathering the following resources:

Commercial software

  • SOLID WORKS 3D Modeling
  • Autodesk INVENTOR 3D Modeling
  • SIMULATION Finite Element analysis
  • MOTION Rigid Body Dynamic analysis
  • ANSYS Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI)
     

Proprietary Software

  • ReciPerf: for the Reciprocating Compressors performance evaluation
  • CSTherm: for physical characteristics of gas mixtures determination
  • BearingPerf: for bearing design
  • DamPerf: for preliminary design of pulsation dampeners according to API618 5th ed.
  • CSTors: for shaft line torsional analysis
  • CylOpt Mono:parametric SW for compressor cylinder fluid-dynamic optimization
  •  CylOpt FSI 3D: 3D simulation of the compression chamber domain with a Fluid Structure Interaction SW
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High performance computing

Some high tech software utilized by CST requires powerful computing means in order to stay with the computing time within reasonable values. This is achieved through a partnership that allows CST to access to the largest Italian Interuniversity Computing Centre, one of the most important worldwide High Performance Computing Centers.

                                                         

Turbolent viscosity in a
centrifugal compressor inlet duct

 

Detail of a FSI analysis of the flow through a recip. compressor discharge valve