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ADT to showcase TURBOdesign Suite 6.1.0 at the Turbomachinery Pump Symposia 2016

Advanced Design Technology (ADT), a global leader in the development of advanced turbomachinery design methods and the TURBOdesign Suite are delighted to exhibit at the 45th Turbomachinery & 32nd Pump Symposia in Houston, Texas on 12- 15 September 2016. After the recent success of the 12th International Conference on Turbochargers and Turbocharging in London and ASME TURBO EXPO in Seoul, ADT continues its global showcase tour of the latest release of TURBOdesign Suite 6.1.0.

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Transient Heat Transfer Analysis of High Speed Train Disc Brake Systems

As the maximum speed of bullet trains continues to increase, overheating and thermal deformation/stress on brake systems are going to be critical for emergency stops. Precise prediction of the maximum temperature is needed for the design of brake systems, especially  for both discs and linings, where how to handle the high speed spinning of discs is the point of the heat/structure coupled analyses. Abaqus provides couple of potential methods but each one had critical shortcomings.

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Steam Turbine Start-up Optimization Tool based on Abaqus and Python Scripting

One key aspect for the design of fast and flexible steam turbine operation is thermal stresses arising during transient operation. If the stresses exceed the fatigue limits of the material, the lifetime of the steam turbine is shortened. Detailed finite element analysis is applied during design phase to assess the effect of transient temperature and stress profiles on the complex geometries. A significant amount of design effort is invested to determine the optimal process parameters for start-up (e.g.

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Multi-Physics Analysis of a Refractory Metal ACOperated High Temperature Heater with Abaqus

Electrically operated high temperature furnaces and reactors are used in many industrial manufacturing processes such as sintering or single crystal growth in order to allow for the required process conditions. In view of their outstanding characteristics refractory metals are ideally suited as materials for the resistive heating elements. Nevertheless, significant and lifetime-limiting irreversible deformations of these elements can be frequently observed which are assumed to be caused by a combination of temperature expansion, electromagnetic forces, and high temperature creep effects.

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Investigation of Candidate Features For Crack Detection in Fan and Turbine Blades and Disks

Identication of fatigue cracks in turbo-machinery components is a vital but costly effort. This work focuses on nonlinearities in the response behavior resulting from the opening and closing of cracks that results in super-harmonic resonances due to harmonic excitations. Experimental results for a cracked cantilever beam are presented as well as the results from numerical simulations of an integrally bladed compressor disk FE model. Identication of sensitive vibration features is expected to contribute to the development of automated crack detection techniques for aircraft engine disks.

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Collaborative engineering process for multidisciplinary optimization of a gas turbine component

Today manufacturing companies are more and more often characterized by a growing product
and processes complexity. Projects needs the participation of a pool of companies that have to

IOSO Optimization for Turbomachinery new Video Tutorials


We would like to offer you step by step Video Tutorials of IOSO Optimization coupled with Concepts NREC and NUMECA software:

1) by this we show how easily you can use direct integration capabilities between IOSO and Concepts NREC software to solve optimization tasks in turbomachinery

2) here we consider IOSO – NUMECA coupled solution on the example of an optimization case study for turbomachinery

Free Webinar on Design of High Efficiency Steam Turbine in AxSTREAM

SoftInWay invites engineers to take part in free 1-hour webinar "Design of High Efficiency Steam Turbine in AxSTREAM" that will take place on Thursday, October 21, 2010, at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. EST.

The webinar demonstrates the steps of steam turbine design on 1D/2D level, with particular focus on influence of different factors on turbine efficiency at the following stages of design:

- 1D Preliminary design and optimization: number of stages, geometrical and structural constraint

PhD position / Reduced order modeling and surrogate-based optimization for turbomachinery blade design


Cenaero ( ) and ULB-BATir (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, jointly propose a PhD position entitled: "Reduced order modeling and surrogate-based optimization for turbomachinery blade design" (4-year contract).

Turbine and Compressor Design: Online Training Schedule for July-December 2010

SoftInWay Inc. continues the online training series on turbomachinery design and announces the schedule for the second part of 2010:

Webinar on AxSTREAM 3.0: Design of Multispool Axial Compressor. From Specification to 3D Blade Design

On May 27, 2010, at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. EST SoftInWay will hold free webinar "AxSTREAM 3.0: Design of Multispool Axial Compressor. From Specification to 3D Blade Design".

In the course of the 1-hour online presentation, the SoftInWay team will showcase the new features of AxSTREAM 3.0 for multispool compressors, namely:

Radial Turbomachinery Design: Free Webinar by SoftInWay

On April 15, 2010, at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. EST SoftInWay will host free webinar "AxSTREAM Generation 3: New Features for Radial Turbomachines" that will showcase the new features of the AXSTREAM software suite for radial turbines and centrifugal compressors. The presentation is followed by an open forum where SoftInWay's experts will answer the attendees' questions.

The webinar's contents and screenshots are available at

IOSO coupled with NUMECA application examples in turbomachinery

Dear Colleagues,

IOSO optimization technology has been used in turbomachinery for more than 20 years and applied on real-life objects like aircraft and power engines. Let me offer you some more examples.


First example:

New IOSO optimization software application examples in turbomachinery

Dear Colleagues.

Let us introduce you some new application examples of IOSO optimization technology employment in turbomachinery.



First example is the application of IOSO software connected with Concepts NREC software aimed at improving efficiency of 10-stages compressor, you can download it from here

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