10 January 2005
TURBOdesign-2 is a 3D viscous transonic inverse design code which was developed as part of a consortium sponsored by Rolls Royce, Fiat Avio, Kawasaki Heavy Industry, Toshiba, Toyota and Ebara Corporation. The code accounts for viscous effects and can capture shock waves. The code was developed in particular for applications such as transonic fans in which most of the pressure rise (at least near the tip) comes from the shockwave and shock capturing is essential.
30 September 2004
Advanced Design Technology, the global leader in turbomachinery blade design methodology based on inverse design approach, has released version 2.2 of its TURBOdesign-1 Turbomachinery blade design software. The latest release of TURBOdesign1 includes a a script version which can be coupled with any in-house or commercial automatic optimization codes. Coupling TURBOdesign-1, which is based on a 3D inverse design approach, with automatic optimizers can help to speed up the convergence of 3D turbomachinery aerodynamic optimization because;