White River Junction, Vt. – June 11, 2008 – Concepts NREC, a leading worldwide turbomachinery design, engineering and development organization, today announces its TurboOPT II next-generation software, a comprehensive optimization tool that works in conjunction with all of Concepts NREC’s major software products for the design and analysis of turbomachinery. Now shipping, Concepts NREC’s TurboOPT II software optimization tool gives turbomachinery designers and manufacturers across all major industries unprecedented freedom to specify multidisciplinary design optimization (MDO) requirements, as well as access to an advanced parameterized geometry engine, enhanced performance prediction with meanline methods, and the detailed analysis capabilities of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and finite element analysis (FEA). TurboOPT II helps engineers identify optimal designs quickly through the most appropriate computer modeling tools.
The need to optimize designs from an energy-efficiency standpoint across all classes and types of turbomachines has never been more important. Also, mechanical integrity and manufacturability remain important considerations in almost all applications. Hence, multidisciplinary optimization is an essential activity but with limited availability of engineering time. TurboOPT II employs a multiple-level approach to explore the design space in an effective and efficient manner. It enables sequential, coupled, nested and combined optimization in a straightforward manner. It is compatible with the most popular optimization solvers and, potentially, any other proprietary optimization engine.
Concepts NREC’s TurboOPT II can be used to design compressors, pumps, fans and turbines, including radial, mixed-flow and axial machinery (or any combination thereof) as well as to fulfill computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) and machining needs. TurboOpt II is fully integrated with all of Concepts NREC’s major products, including COMPAL™, PUMPAL™, FANPAL™, RITAL™, AXIAL™, AxCent™, PushbuttonCFD™, STRESSPREP™ and AXISTRESS™.
Concepts NREC's new TurboOPT II software optimization tool for the Agile Engineering Design System is now available via the company’s worldwide sales offices and authorized distributors. For a list of sales contacts and distributors, go to
About Concepts NREC
Concepts NREC is a leading worldwide turbomachinery design, engineering and development organization, with a staff of over 100 professionals at its facilities in Wilder, Vermont and Woburn, Massachusetts. For over a half century, Concepts NREC has provided manufacturers, users, government agencies and the engineering community with technology tools, services and products that have met their needs, achieved their goals, and helped to develop and produce some of the world’s most advanced products. Concepts NREC is headquartered at 217 Billings Farm Road, White River Junction, VT 05001-9486. Telephone: 802-296-2321. Facsimile: 802-296-2325. For more information, go to:
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