Concepts NREC announced the 2012 version of its Agile Engineering Design System (AEDS), the company's turbomachinery design software, which includes new and improved features and functionality to reduce design cycle time and costs
Advanced optimization techniques will enable users to explore a greater array of potential design geometries while yielding higher performance levels via full Multidisciplinary Optimization (MDO) and Multiple Operating Points (MOP) strategies in conjunction with several third-party optimization codes, including IOSO Technology, Isight, and recently added interfaces with ModeFRONTIER, the company says.
Extended parallelization capabilities for CFD leverage distributed (or network) PC systems or cloud computing solutions to accommodate the increase in the volume calculations required for effective use of optimization methods without increasing design cycle times.
New capabilities to control compressor and turbine blade section models (including both direct and normalized curvature distributions) enable customers to reach more efficient blade section and blade row designs via manual or optimization methods. Improved features to create and test flank-milled geometries are compatible with CAM products for accelerated and accurate manufacture of turbomachinery parts.
TurboMatch can now be used to design turboexpanders and large turbochargers used in marine, locomotive, and on/off highway applications. COMPAL includes a new wizard for easier initial layout of multistage compressor configurations, and AXIAL includes automating scripts to incrementally add stages in multiple stage geometry.
The Cooled Turbine Airfoil Agile Design System (CTAADS), a 3D modeling approach to cooling system design for cooled axial turbine vanes and blades, can now model a wider range of cooling configurations.
PUMPAL users can now calculate the estimated pump shut-off head rise and power consumption (at zero flow); double suction pump configurations can also now be handled.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.