Centrifugal Compressor

This online course will take you through the fundamentals of centrifugal compressor design using SoftInWay’s AxSTREAM® software platform.  Starting with primary design, the goal of this course is cover the entire design process of centrifugal compressors with everything from meanline/streamline calculations, all the way to blade profiling and 3D stress and computational fluid dynamics. This course can be customized to the student’s needs, but generally covers a wide range of topics.

The course scope includes:
  • Preliminary design of single-stage and multi-stage centrifugal compressors
  • Preliminary design of multi-shaft (integrally-geared) centrifugal compressors (IGCC)
  • Meanline and streamline calculations
  • Vaned and vaneless diffusers including wedge and low-solidity diffusers
  • Design and off-design performance including stall, choke and surge
  • Impeller and 3D blade design
  • Volute design
  • Structural and vibration analysis (FEA)
  • CFD of centrifugal compressors
  • Slip factor
  • Design of experiment applications in centrifugal compressor optimization
Who should attend:
  • Engineers specializing in centrifugal compressor design and maintenance of single and multi-stage compressors for various industrial applications, turbochargers, and centrifugal blowers.
  • Engineers involved in the turbomachinery design and optimization process who are also interested in finding new, cost-effective solutions.
  • Engineering students that are learning about turbomachinery design and need specialized tools that provides them with hands-on experience using a real-life design and optimization tool.