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News / ADT Releases TURBOdesign Suite 5.2.5

Latest version of Leading Design for Turbomachinery Suite drastically reduces turbomachinery optimization computational requirements, lower production costs.

LONDON, UK and NEW YORK, NY, USA – 09 March, 2015 – Advanced Design Technology (ADT), a global leader in the development of advanced turbomachinery design methods and the TURBOdesign Suite today announces that its TURBOdesign Suite version 5.2.5 is now shipping. This version of the company’s three-dimensional (3D) inverse design technology software provides major improvements and enhancements to the Suite.Turbomachinery design engineers and original equipment manufacturers benefit from the 3D inverse design technology in ADT’s TURBOdesign Suite.

TURBOdesign Suite is a unique aerodynamic and hydrodynamic 3D design software package that allows users to design, analyze and optimize all types of turbomachinery, such as axial, mixed-flow, or centrifugal pumps, compressors, fans, turbines and torque converters. Using the software, designers evaluate turbomachinery package size and performance predictions, perform detailed 3D blade design with 3D inverse design capabilities, analyze flow information per component, stage performances with turbomachinery specific 3D computational fluid dynamics (CFD), and automate exploration of the design space with automatic optimization capabilities.

"This latest release of TURBOdesign Suite builds on the strong fundaments of advanced 3D inverse design approach to extend and complement requirements of our large turbomachinery manufacturers client base" says Professor Mehrdad Zangeneh, Founder and Managing Director at ADT, as well as Professor of Thermofluids at University College London, “TURBOdesign Suite v5.2.5 introduces some of the most advanced blade design and optimization capabilities in the market to assist manufacturers with developing the next generation of turbomachinery components.”

TURBOdesign Suite v5.2.5 new version highlights.

Preliminary Design code for various Applications:

An important aspect of turbomachinery design is the meanline design at which point key dimensions such as tip diameter and exit width are computed for a given duty condition. These geometrical parameters have a major effect on performance. TURBOdesign pre already provides an accurate and efficient means of preliminary design for centrifugal compressors, centrifugal pumps and radial turbines.

In TURBOdesign Suite v5.2.5 these meanline design capabilities are extended to centrifugal fans, and mixed-flow pump stages for the first time. Also improvements are made to the existing centrifugal pump, centrifugal compressor and radial-inflow turbine models. TURBOdesign Suite delivers immediate improvements to the preliminary design cycle of all turbomachinery components; designers can now immediately evaluate the trade-offs between stage performances and packaging volumes and costs with minimal input data.

Streamlining design processes and workflows:

With the vast number of engineering tools used in the turbomachinery development process, data transfer and integration between design and analysis software can save hundreds of man hours per project.

Major Improvements in TURBOdesign Suite v5.2.5 enhances integration and automation of design processes and workflows within the Clients software landscapes, this new version brings extended import capabilities for existing blade designs, automation for a variety of design post-processing tasks such as profiling of leading and trailing edges along with automatic geometry file conversion to help designers reduce manual CAD operations and allows for more design iterations and coupling with automatic optimization methods.

Accurate parametric studies to explore more of the design space with less computational costs:

Turbomachinery is nowadays required to operate across multiple operating conditions challenging the designers to consider more of the design space and understand the impact of the changes at different speeds / operating conditions.

TURBOdesign Suite v5.2.5 delivers improvements to meridional shape and meanline flow-path parameterisation for axial, mixed-flow and centrifugal / radial turbomachinery blades allowing more design space to be explored with lower number of design parameters. Unique blade parameterisation capabilities based on three-dimensional blade loading definition lower the errors associated with interconnected geometrical design parameters resulting in higher order of accuracy response models and can drastically decrease computational costs.

Enabling high performance components at low manufacturing costs:

Virtually every manufacturers requires high efficiency and reliability components but at the lower possible manufacturing costs in mass volume production.

TURBOdesign Suite v5.2.5 introduces advancements to 3D blade design capabilities to account for structural and manufacturing requirements such as true chord thickness definition, flank milling machining design featurins such as straight filament blades and radial filament blades for radial turbines. TURBOdesign Suite 5.2.5 reinforces existing capabilities to support development of high efficiency components with consideration of manufacturing constraints early in the design process, lowering overall development and production costs.

Pushing the boundaries of turbomachinery performances:

Leading turbomachinery manufacturers pursuing ultimate performances can now achieve novel breakthrough designs with unique hybrid turbine modelling capabilities.

Unique design capabilities for innovative radial and mixed-inflow turbines featuring hybrid three-dimensional and radial filament blade design, answer the needs of most performance demanding applications such as motorsports and aerospace.

TURBOdesign Suite System Requirements, Availability and Pricing

TURBOdesign Suite 5.2.5 in now available for download, the 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 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 visit www.adtechnology.co.uk.