By DE Editors
Advanced Design Technology, Ltd. (ADT), a developer of turbomachinery design methods, and Impact Technologies, LLC, an engineering consulting and machinery health management system development firm, have released an interface between TURBOdesign Suite and BladePro-CF. This new module is intended to enable product development and design engineers to link 3D geometry files designed within TURBOdesign Suite environment directly into BladePro-CF for structural analysis.
“There is a natural synergy between TURBOdesign Suite and BladePro-CF,” says professor Mehrdad Zangeneh, executive director and founder of ADT. “TURBOdesign-1 is used extensively in aerodynamic design of centrifugal compressors and radial-inflow turbines. The application of the code has resulted in significant improvement in performance and reduction in design and development times. The direct link with BladePro-CF will streamline the process of carrying out structural analysis and should help designers achieve further improvements in design and development times in applications such as turbochargers where aeromechanical design poses an important bottleneck in the design process. Through this partnership, we empower designers with the tools to rapidly design aerodynamically superior products at the highest standards of structural reliability.”
“Global actors of the turbomachinery industry are facing tightest deadlines today more than ever,” says Jeff Steele, manager, Software and Services at Impact Technologies,LLC. “BladePro-CF has been delivering up to 50 percent and more reduction in the structural analysis cycle to mechanical engineers with no FEA experience and experts alike, highly reducing the product development costs. The interface between TURBOdesign Suite and BladePro-CF will finally give designers the means to focus on product development and get products to market faster.”
The module features a geometry converter from TURBOdesign Suite native geometry files to BladePro-CF format. 3D geometries can be ready for analysis in only a couple of minutes, according to the companies, ultimately shortening the design cycle for product development.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.