New CFD and volute stage prediction capabilities lead list of enhancements
LONDON and NEW YORK – June 27, 2013 – Advanced Design Technology (ADT), a global leader in the development of advanced turbomachinery design methods and the TURBOdesign Suite today announces that TURBOdesign Suite version 5.2.1 is now shipping. This version of the first commercially available 3D inverse design software system for turbomachinery products—an evolution in blade design—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. Turbomachinery design engineers and manufacturers across most industries can now benefit from even greater functionality and develop products in far less time.
“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,” says Professor 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.”
Highlights of the new functionality in TURBOdesign Suite 5.2.1 include:
- TURBOdesign CFD: Elliptically Smoothed Mesh Generation Routine - That 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.
- TURBOdesign CFD: Volute Stage Performance Prediction – Originally only available for pumps, it now includes centrifugal fans for compressible and incompressible flows. It also works on compressor designs. Stage efficiency and head-to-pressure ratios also are estimated with this new capability.
- TURBOdesign CFD: Load Distribution Section Exporting – Has been improved to now allow users to select the number of sections when exporting load distribution of existing designs.
TURBOdesign Suite System Requirements, Availability and Pricing
TURBOdesign Suite 5.2.1 in now available for download.
TURBOdesign Suite runs on Windows systems. It operates on mid-range workstations with 2.4 Ghz or better processors, 2 GB RAM and 1Gb disk space.
The TURBOdesign Suite is sold in modules starting from $15,000 USD with software training and technical support included.
About Mehrdad Zangeneh
Mehrdad Zangeneh, PhD. and professor of thermofluids at University College London, is founding director and CEO of Advanced Design Technology (ADT) and president of TURBOdesign Technology (TDT). 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 eight 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. For more information, go to: www.adtechnology.co.uk
About TURBOdesign Technology, Inc.
Founded in 2011, TURBOdesign Technology, Inc. (TDT) is the exclusive U.S. distributor for the Advanced Design Technology (ADT) turbomachinery design software, TURBOdesign Suite. TURBOdesign Technology is headquartered in New York, N.Y. For more information, call (347) 759-6103 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 helps not only to shorten development time but also to 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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Donna St. Jean Conti, APR
St. Conti Communications