Golden, Colo. – March 13, 2012 - TURBOdesign Technology, Inc. (TDT), an aerodynamic and hydrodynamic turbomachinery design software and engineering services company and exclusive U.S. distributor of Advanced Design Technology’s (ADT) TURBOdesign Suite, today announces that it will host a free webinar, “ Key Advantages of 3D Inverse Design in Turbomachinery Design Process,” on March 21 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time. Turbomachinery design engineers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) looking to increase product efficiency while dramatically decreasing design times will benefit from the 3D Inverse Design process, which even makes new engineers productive within hours.
The 3D Inverse Design approach enables users to describe loading criteria then output a blade design based on those criteria, which is essentially the reverse of how most other computer-aided design software systems for turbomachinery work.
In this webinar, Zangeneh will use selected examples from centrifugal and mixed flow pumps, axial turbines, axial fans, axial compressors and centrifugal compressors to show how the inverse design approach can not only put designers more in control of the design process but also help turbomachinery manufacturers compete effectively in light of global competition, continual price pressure and margin compression, reduced time to market, requirements to supply customized products, skills shortages and new developments in manufacturing and materials technology.
According to TDT customer, Dr. Guy Phuong, senior development engineer, of McQuay International, “Using the 3D Inverse Design capabilities of the TURBOdesign Suite has saved us significant time. We are working on a project with TDT to improve the performance of one product with promising results. We hope this improvement can be made across the product line.”
According to Dr. Judy Busby, author of numerous turbomachinery design papers and vice president of technology and operations for TDT, “The TURBOdesign Suite provides a more systematic approach to the aerodynamic design problem. Furthermore, once an optimum input specification for a given design criteria (such as minimum loss, cavitation suppression, secondary flow suppression, etc.) has been obtained, it can be used to develop new prototypes very rapidly, thereby reducing development time for new designs.”
Interest in the 3D Inverse Design approach has increased as word of user successes has spread. In response, TDT is now offering the free webinar, “Key Advantages of 3D Inverse Design in Turbomachinery Design Process,” on March 21 at 1:00 p.m. ET. To register for this free webinar, go to http://www.turbodesign-tech.com/webinar070312/.
The webinar will be presented by Mehrdad Zangeneh, PhD. and professor of thermofluids at University College London and founding director of ADT. For 26 years, Zangeneh has developed advanced turbomachinery design codes based on the 3D Inverse Design approach and automatic optimization to turbomachinery design. His research has resulted in important breakthroughs in turbomachinery and marine propulsor design, and he has been granted six international patents. In 2000, Zangeneh was awarded the Japan’s Turbomachinery Society’s Gold Medal, and in 2003 he was awarded the Donald Julius Grone Prize by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in UK.
About TURBOdesign Technology, Inc.
Founded in 2011, TURBOdesign Technology, Inc. (TDT) provides turbomachinery design expertise and consulting and is the exclusive U.S. distributor for the Advanced Design Technology (ADT) turbomachinery design software, TURBOdesign Suite. TDT management has more than 20 years of experience in turbomachinery design and analysis over a broad range of applications, ranging from centrifugal pumps to axial turbine design. The company’s experience encompasses aero/hydrodynamic design of the rotating components, program management (clean-sheet design through testing), design tool development, and CFD development and analysis. This experience allows TDT engineers to consider the over-all impact of aero/hydrodynamic changes to the costs and performances of entire machines. TURBOdesign Technology is headquartered in Golden, Colo. For more information, call 303-273-5867 or go to: www.turbodesign-tech.com.
About Advanced Design Technology
Advanced Design Technology (ADT) is a global leader in the development of advanced turbomachinery design methods, which help not only to shorten development time but also improve the performance of turbomachinery components. ADT’s aim is to put designers in direct control of the aerodynamic design and to shorten considerably the design time and time to market for a range of turbomachinery products. ADT’s clients, who represent some of the leading global players in the aerospace, automotive, power generation and marine fields, have achieved significant returns on investment in terms of reduction in design times, higher performance and ease of know-how transfer among different design teams and projects. For more information, call +44 (0) 20 7299 1170 or go to: www.adtechnology.co.uk.
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Lorenzo Bossi Michael Dergance
Business Development Manager Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Advanced Design Technology TURBOdesign Technology
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