Classroom Training Courses
SoftInWay offers a number of training courses for engineers involved in turbine, compressor, cycle and pump design. Over the course of two to five days, eight hours a day, our expert engineers will be providing you with an in-depth, practical coverage of turbomachinery component and/or system design, analysis and optimization.
Highlights and Benefits
- Comprehensive course program includes anywhere from 16-40 hours of lectures (theoretical overview, practical exercises and Q&A sessions).
- Structure ensures consultation with instructors if you have any questions or need clarification.
- This major focus on practice enables implementation of suggested design and optimization procedures in the live engineering process.
- You will gain the turbomachinery design knowledge and skills required in a professional setting.
Classroom Course Contents
|1. Basics of Axial & Centrifugal Pump Design|
|Fluid mechanics fundamentals including different types of fluid flows, equations of fluid flow, and pressure losses in the pumping system.|
|2. Pumping Station & Layout|
|Review of components of the pumping station, pump types, and factors for pump selection.|
|3. Pump Parameters|
|Calculations of total head, volume flow rate, power, efficiency, curves, regulations, etc.|
|4. Centrifugal Pump Theory & Axial as well as Mixed-flow Pump Theory|
|Subjects include 1D theory, Velocity triangles, flow characteristics, hub ratio design, and so on.|
|An overview of caviation physics, caviation process, issues related to caviation , and so on.|
|6.Noise & Vibrations|
|Pressure postulation, radiation of noise and rotor dynamics.|
|7. Summary & Discussions|
|1. Basics of Axial Compressors|
|Classification of compressors, gas dynamics, basic equations, and various cycles will be covered.|
|2. Compressor Aerodynamic Design|
|Flow, losses, compressor stage design, blade tip clearance, and aerodynamic design procedure theory are some of the topics that will be included in this section.|
|3. Compressor Design & Off-Design Modes|
|Compressor of design maps, design point operations, off-design operations, flow instability, and surge margins are included in the topics covered.|
|4. Compressor Profiles Series|
|Compressor profiling series, flow in channel, and endwall boundary layer effects will be examined.|
|5. Compressor Design Examples|
|Examples can include standard stage compressors, compressor design with non-unified stages, and swirl vortex type influence.|
|2. Basics of Gas Dynamics & Fluid Properties|
|3. Waste Heat Recovery Equipment Selection and Design|
|4. Turbine Fundamentals|
|5. Turbine Flow Path Preliminary Design|
|6. Analysis, Detailed Design and Optimization|
|8. Blade Design|
|10. Flow and Speed Control Systems|
|11.Development & Challenges in Waste Heat Recovery|
|Centrifugal Compressor Design||Nov 27 - Dec 1||Bangalore, KA, India||Register Now|
|Centrifugal Compressor Design||Dec 4 - 8||Tianjin, China||Register Now|
| 1. Centrifugal Compressor basics.
Basics of fluid dynamics, Thermodynamic, aerodynamic basics, flow properties, Total and static parameters and basic flow equations, Dimensionless parameter explanation and their significance, Flow in stage and boundary layer considerations.
Centrifugal compressor design procedure
| 2. Compressor Aerodynamic Design
Using fluid properties to analyze flow in stage, Process efficiency and energy transformation, Main stage parameters and equations. Optimization methods, principles and processes.
Detailed design of centrifugal compressor
| 3. Off-Design Performances Prediction
Design point and off-design compressor operation properties, Stall and Surge point’s predictions, flow instability.
Off-design calculations and performance map generation to establish operating range
| 4. Profiling and 3D Blade Design
Impeller, diffuser, volute and other element design considerations, 3D blade shape design configuration, Structural and Flow analysis of centrifugal compressor blade
Stator and rotor blade profiling and 3D design
| 5. Existing design of centrifugal compressor
Centrifugal compressor redesign and retrofitting methods
Centrifugal Compressor Blade geometry recognition with AxSLICE
|6. Summary and discussions|
|1. Basics of Rotor Dynamics and Bearings calculation.|
|Introduction in Rotor-Bearing systems design and analysis. Basic approaches and equations for rotor dynamics analysis. Resonance and Damping. Key Parameters that Affects Rotor Response. Standards and requirements for rotor dynamics analysis overview.|
|2. Lateral rotor dynamics analysis|
|Natural vibration modes. Critical speed analysis. Whirl speed and stability analysis; Unbalance response analysis.|
|Steam turbine rotor FE model creation for rotor dynamics analysis. Journal bearings design and analysis. Whole scope of lateral rotor dynamics analyses basing on API standard requirements. Multistage centrifugal compressor lateral rotor dynamics analysis.|
|3. Torsional rotor dynamics analysis|
|Train torsional natural vibration modes and frequencies. Possible torsional excitations identification. Resonance analysis and Campbell diagram.|
|Entire power train modelling for single stage turbine unit and torsional rotor dynamics analysis. Rotor torsional natural frequencies and Campbell diagram analysis|
|4. Summary and discussions|
| 1. Steam and gas turbine designs. Fundamental turbine stage parameters.
Introduction to turbine gas dynamics. Working fluid properties. Basic steam and gas turbine design layouts and cycles consideration. Turbine stage and cascade: definitions, dimensions. Transformation of energy through turbine stage: impulse and reaction turbines, velocity triangles, stage dimensionless parameters, Rateau and Curtis stages.
Gas dynamics calculations;
| 2. Initial turbine sizing. Multistage turbines.
Preliminary design: selection of optimal number of stages and diameters. Design with inverse task. Turbine efficiency and energy losses. Main challenges in design process.
Turbine stage detailed calculation;
| 3. Turbine optimization and detailed design
Direct task: meanline (1D) turbine calculation, streamline (2D) calculation, distributions of parameters spanwise, cylindrical and twisted blades: effects on turbine performance, mechanical and thermodynamic design. Optimization methods, principles and processes. Off-design turbine performance prediction, turbine operating modes. Turbine start-up and shutdown.
Stage twist law selection and optimization;
| 4. Profiling
Boundary layer. Laminar and turbulent flow modes. Potential flow in blade-to-blade channel. Basic profiling knowledge, Pritchard profiling model. Subsonic and supersonic profiles, deviation angle.
Turbine cascade profiling.
| 5. Blade design
3D blade design: cylindrical and twisted blades. Special blade design effects: lean, sweep. Structural analysis. Elements of rotor and stator: shrouds, diaphragms etc. Cooled blades design and schemes.
Design of twisted, leaned and swept blades;
| 6. Tertiary components
Diaphragms and rotors design. Sealing systems. Steam admission types. Working fluid extractions and additions. Moisture separation and extraction, wet steam turbine special features.
| 7. Turbine retrofitting
Flow path elements deterioration. Selection of overhaul intervals. Turbine redesign, retrofitting and rerate tasks and methods.
Turbine rerate design adjustment calculations;
|8. Summary and discussions|
|1. Introduction to Turbocharging
|2. Centrifugal Compressor Stage Aerodynamic Design
|3. Radial Turbine Stage Aerodynamic Design
|4. Volute Designs|
|5. Off-Design Performances Prediction
|6. Matching the engine and Turbocharger
|7. Turbocharging system developments
|Date||Location||Training: AxSTREAM Workshop||Registration|
|Nov. 22 - 24||Zug, Switzerland||TM Flow Path Design||Register|
|Nov. 29 - Dec 1||Tianjin, China||Axial Turbine Design||Register|
|Nov. 29 - Dec 1||Bangalore, KA, India||TM Flow Path Design||Register|
|Dec 6 - 8||Tianjin, China||Centrifugal Compressor Design||Register|
|Dec 20 - 22||Bangalore, KA, India||TM Flow Path Design||Register|
Introduction: The Role of AxSTREAM in the Design of Turbomachinery
|Introduction – role of AxSTREAM in turbomachinery design
Workflow of Turbomachinery Flow path Design
AxSTREAM Turbomachinery conceptual design suite - Features, Functions & Applications
AxSTREAM - Design & Analysis of an Axial Turbine
| Preliminary Design and Optimization
Design space, design restraints, performance criteria
| Analysis of existing Turbine flow path
Starting of new AxSTREAM project, data input, loss models
AxSTREAM – Profiling and blade design
|Turbine Blade Profiling
Blade profile construction & control
Surface distributions of pressure, velocity, etc
Profile shapes optimizations
| Turbine 3D Blade Design and Stacking
3D Airfoil Design
| Import of existing profiles
Existing profile import operations and features
|Part IV. AxSTREAM – Exercises|
| 12 MW Steam Turbine Design Exercise
10 MW Gas Turbine Design Exercise
|Part V. AxSTREAM – Streamline Solver application for Axial Turbine|
| AxSTREAM Streamline solver functionality review
Application of Streamline solver for Analysis and Design tasks
Examples of Streamline solver usage for advanced tasks:
Analysis of existing flow path with leakage balance calculation
|PART VI. Summary & Re-cap|
| Advanced AxSTREAM features for XXI century turbomachinery design: counter-rotating turbine, compressor and fan; Mixed flow turbine and compressors
Questions & Discussion
|1. An In-depth introduction of AxSTREAM NET™ and its functionalities|
|2. Step-by-step explanations and tutorials|
|3. Interactive and highly practical exercises|
|4. Interactions and one-on-one accessibility to SoftInWay instructors|
|Dec 13 - 15||Bangalore, KA, India||AxCYCLE Workshop||Register Now|
|Introduction to SoftInWay|
|Introduction to AxCYCLE™ and its graphical user interface|
|Description of AxCYCLE™ components|
|Discussion on the working fluids|
|Cycle assembly, boundary conditions input & troubleshooting techniques|
|Exercise(s) based on tutorials related to simple cycle modeling|
|Questions & answers session|
|Presentation of AxCYCLE™’s parametric study and off-design condition predictions tools; Map & Case|
|Use of AxCYCLE™’s embedded steam cycle builder for convenient customizable cycle creation|
|Tutorials related to parametric studies and off-design conditions|
|Associated hands-on exercises|
|Questions & answers session|
|Optimization of cycles using:
- Design of Experiment (DoE) tool “Plan”
- Random sequence generator module “Quest”
|Cycle optimization tutorial|
|Exercises based on the presented capabilities|
|Introduction to AxCYCLE™’s economics module|
|Questions & answers session|
|Dec 18 - 22||Bangalore, KA, India||Radial Turbine||Register Now|
|1. Fluid dynamics basics|
|2. Radial turbine design|
|3. Off-design performance prediction|
|4. Variable geometry turbines (VGT)|
|5. Volute sizing, design & aerodynamic
|6. Impeller sizing & design
|7. Radial turbine optimization|
|8. 3D blade design|
|9. Structural & vibration analysis (FEA)|
|10. CFD of radial turbines|
|11. Review of some OEM turbine design examples|
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