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Application: Automated Optimization with CFD Is Both Feasible and Practical
Posted Fri January 06, 2006 @03:03PM
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Application by Dr. Peter S. Weitzman
Concepts NREC

Automated optimization in the turbomachinery design process has long been an objective of many designers and a topic of study by several companies. Concepts NREC first responded to the need for such a practical system in 1997 when the company received funding from NASA to integrate iSIGHT software from Engineous Software into it's own Agile Engineering Design System.

This early work focused on using optimization algorithms to manipulate the geometries of centrifugal pumps, fans, and compressors, with the analysis of each candidate design being conducted using a rapid streamline curvature (SLC) solver. [1]

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