Centrifugal Compressor Design Training for Professional Designers

Tianjin, China | March 19th - 23rd

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This training provides participants with a comprehensive understanding of fundamentals as well as the practice of design, analysis and optimization of centrifugal compressor flow paths for applications such as micro gas turbines, oil & gas, clean energies, HVAC, appliances, etc. using the AxSTREAM® software platform, starting with the basics of fluid dynamics and ending with a detailed overview of multistage centrifugal compressor design. It is divided into fundamental session and software workshop session. Software exercises will be performed using SoftInWay’s AxSTREAM® suite and covers the full design process of radial compressors.

The two day fundamental session will include content such as:

  • Refreshers on gas dynamics
  • Working fluid properties
  • Flow behavior in turbomachines
  • Design and sizing of elements from centrifugal compressor flow paths (diffusers, impellers, splitter blades, volutes, etc.)
  • Principle of compression inside the turbomachine
  • Fundamental equations linked to centrifugal compressor flow phenomena
  • Explanations on velocity triangles
  • Description of losses and where they appear
  • Determination of optimal number of blades, rotation speed, diameter, etc.
  • Consideration for single-shaft multi-stage centrifugal compressors
  • Consideration for multi-shaft multi-stage centrifugal compressors (integrally-geared compressors)
  • Special attention to crossover bend, deswirler vanes, etc.
  • Performance calculations at design and off-design conditions
  • Surge, stall and choke phenomena
  • Scaling of centrifugal compressors for different fluids and applications

The following three day interactive, hands-on workshop session will include the following design aspects within a seamless user interface:

  • Introduction to turbomachinery design process using AxSTREAM®
  • Preliminary design of turbomachine in AxSTREAM® for conceptual design of flow paths and initial sizing of single-stage, multi-stage and integrally-geared centrifugal compressors
  • Comparison of centrifugal and diagonal compressors in terms of size and performance at design and off-design conditions
  • Meanline and streamline calculations using direct solvers for 1D/2D analysis
  • Post-processing of analyses, including losses
  • Off-design performance prediction (maps) for a given design, including stall, surge and choke margins determination
  • Use of IGV and blade restaggering for performance optimization across a wide range of operating conditions
  • Volute design for different configurations
  • Geometry optimization using design of experiment approach
  • Blade profiling and 3D blade design including export of results to 3D CAD programs
  • 3D FEA for structural analysis and wheel design (AxSTRESS™)
  • 3D CFD for computation of flow in blade channels (AxCFD™)
  • Reverse engineering of blades (CAD models and cloud of points) using AxSLICE™ for benchmarking, rerating, retrofits and redesigns
  • Creation of custom fluids including mixtures and combustion products

Upon completion, participants will be able to design and optimize complete 3D centrifugal compressor flow paths from basic boundary conditions data and will receive a free 30-day trial license of AxSTREAM® for the modules explored to continue their progress toward building more efficient centrifugal compressors for micro gas turbines, propulsion, oil & gas, clean energies, HVAC, appliances, etc.

  • March 19th-23rd, 2018 for the full course including fundamentals and workshop
  • March 21st-23rd, 2018 for the AxSTREAM workshop only

Dr. Dmytro Maksiuta, Aerodynamics Engineer / Dr. Lanzy Xue, Consulting Engineer




Academic Building 26, Room B506 Tianjin University (92 Weijin Road, Nankai District, Tianjin)

Cost (No tax included):
  • $1500/person (full course) or $900/person (AxSTREAM workshop only) for companies
  • $1350/person (full course) or $810/person (AxSTREAM workshop only) for university professors
  • $1200/person (full course) or $720/person (AxSTREAM workshop only) for students

Online payment with PayPal or Bank Wire transfer.

  • SoftInWay Consulting Engineer, Dr. Lanzy Xue
  • Wechat ID: lanzyxue
  • Email: lanzy.xue@softinway.com
  • Phone:86-182 2129 8763

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