Advanced Design Technology (ADT) announced that TURBOdesign Suite version 5.2.1 is now shipping. The 3D inverse design software system for turbomachinery products introduces a new elliptically smoothed mesh generation routine in TURBOdesign CFD for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis, as well as a new ability to predict stage performance, including volute performance, that previously was only available for pumps
"The 3D inverse design method used in TURBOdesign Suite for turbomachinery design can result in significant reductions in the use of CFD computations to arrive at an optimum design and hence reduces development times," said Mehrdad Zangeneh, founder and managing director of ADT. "We are pleased to now deliver version 5.2.1 of the TURBOdesign Suite with new functionalities in TURBOdesign CFD, which has been developed to enable designers to perform accurate CFD evaluations of their designs in less time." The elliptically smoothed mesh generation routine can use different numbers of mesh sizes on the pressure and suction sides of blades coupled with elliptical smoothing to improve mesh quality near the leading and trailing edges for high stagger blades that allow users to mesh cut-off trailing edges in centrifugal pumps or compressors.
Load distribution section exporting has been improved to now allow users to select the number of sections when exporting load distribution of existing designs. For more information, visit Advanced Design Technology. Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.