TURBOdesign1 is already being used by some of the leading turbomachinery manufacturers such as Avio Group of Italy, Toshiba
Corporation, Kawasaki Heavy Industry, Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries and Aisin AW of Japan. Application of TURBOdesign-1 to variety of turbomachines from Aeroengine LP Turbines to torque converters and Aerospace turbopumps has lead to many breakthroughs in designs, performance improvements and reductions in development times.
According to Prof. Mehrdad Zangeneh, Executive Director of Advanced Design Technology, “Many customers of ADT had already attempted to use automatic optimization by using the direct approach in which the blade shape is represented by some of form of control point. However, they have found this approach is very difficult to use in
practice for 3D aerodynamic optimization.” Version 2.2 of TURBOdesign-1 is designed to make 3D turbomachinery blade optimization a reality. This should be helped further by the recent agreement between Engineous software of US and Advanced Design Technology to collaborate on improving the interface between TURBOdesign-1 and iSIGHT commercial optimization package.
TURBOdesign1 V2.2 is available on LINUX (script version only) and Windows platforms. It is provided at no additional cost to all current TURBOdesign1 customers. License fees are determined by the type of processes that a user requires. If you would like to register for a web demonstration of TURBOdesign1, or receive a copy of our recently released newsletter, visit our website.