Starting from preliminary design (defining basic machine performance from a few simple parameters), AxSTREAM Hydro™ goes through meanline (1D) and axisymmetric (2D) analysis, profiling and 3D blade design of the blades, finite element analysis, finishing with export of the geometry to 3D CAD model or for CFD analysis.
With this breakthrough software, engineers can design pumps of any power capacity and delivery. It will be especially useful for hydraulics, chemical, petrochemical, fuel, maritime and other industries dealing with the pumping of fluids.
AxSTREAM Hydro™ has the following features:
- Axial and radial pumps flow path design from scratch using a small number of basic parameters and a set of geometric constraints
- Preliminary design and sizing with functionality to pre-screen, visualize and verify hundreds of designs. Capability to optimize passage dimensions and number of blades
- Flow path meanline analysis and optimization which supports “as-designed” and “off-design” operational conditions
- Performance maps generation
- 3D airfoil design in automatic and interactive modes with geometric and strength criteria monitoring. Custom stacking
- Volute design. Creation and export of spatial volute geometry
- Export of airfoils geometry to CAD/CAE programs in IGES, STL and other formats used by Turbogrid (CFX), Gambit (FLUENT) and AutoGrid(NUMECA)
- Multidisciplinary optimizer based on design-of-experiment methodology. Helps to search for optimal solution for multi-criteria problems
- Express structural and modal analysis with automatic mesh generation
- Automatic recognition of CAD and laser-scanned objects. Really useful for retrofitting, reverse engineering and benchmark tasks based on existing machines
With the release of AxSTREAM Hydro™, a new Pump Design Training Course will be launched in the near future to meet our clients’ needs and help them to advance their flow path design, analysis and optimization skills through instructions, multiple design examples and practical exercises under the supervision of our Industry Experts.
Also, in connection with the AxSTREAM Hydro release, SoftInWay will host the free 1-hour webinar Breakthrough Software Tool to design, analyze and optimize Axial and Radial Pumps that are Durable & Efficient: AxSTREAM Hydro on Thursday, April 19th at 10 am and 4 pm EDT. The webinar will cover general presentation of the new software as well as detailed description of all features and modules to enable efficient pump design.
About SoftInWay Inc.
SoftInWay Inc. is a global engineering company specializing in developing efficient turbomachinery by offering their flagship software, AxSTREAM for flow paths design, redesign, analysis and optimization as well as consulting services and educational courses.