AxSTREAM™ for Turbomachinery Flow Path Design and Optimization

3-Day Training Workshop for Professional Designers

The objective of this training is to provide participants with a practical understanding of design and optimization of flow paths for turbomachinery equipment using AxSTREAM™. During this interactive, hands-on workshop the engineers will use AxSTREAM™ software to successfully perform preliminary design of turbomachinery flow paths, inverse and direct 1D/2D analysis and optimization, 3D profiling/stacking of the airfoils, 3D FEA and CFD, and export of results to 3D CAD programs.

The training includes break-out sessions, one-on-one design consultation with SoftInWay experts and review of actual test cases. Each attendee can choose a particular track of study based on his/her specific interests:

  • Axial and radial turbomachinery (comprehensive overview)
  • Axial turbine
  • Axial compressor
  • Centrifugal compressor
  • Radial turbine
  • Retrofitting and performance upgrades
  • The course program can be customized according to the participants’ needs

For each training workshop, SoftInWay invites guest speakers – world-recognized authorities in the field of turbomachinery – which enables attendees to access the latest in engineering technology from industry leaders.

On completion of the course, participants will be able to design and optimize a complete flow path from basic boundary condition data.

The scope includes:

  • Theory of turbomachinery design from conceptual to reality, and the role of AxSTREAM™ in the design process.
  • Features and major design parameters of axial and radial turbomachinery
  • How to use AxSTREAM™ to design an optimized flow path from preliminary design to generation of 3D blade profiles. (For both original design and redesign of existing equipment.)

“The course provided by SoftInWay Inc, fulfilled, and in addition, surpassed our requirements/expectations. After a thorough update on the theoretical part, the in-house program of SoftInWay Inc., AxSTREAM, was interactively demonstrated by practical test cases, which were accompanied by extensive course material & illustrations. This is an intensive course which I can recommend to anyone in need of theoretical & practical knowledge on turbines.”

-Sulzer Turbo Services Rotterdam

Ideal candidates for this course are:

  • Engineers involved in the turbomachinery design and optimization process who are looking for ways to improve the design process and significantly reduce production speed.
  • Engineers who are interested in breaking into the field of turbomachinery and want to learn the fundamentals of preliminary flow path design and optimization as well as receive a free one-month trial of AxSTREAM™ design and analysis software suite.
  • Engineering professionals interested in learning more about the capabilities of the AxSTREAM™ suite.
  • Engineering and turbomachinery scholars interested in learning about the new AxSTREAM™ suite features and their impact on the field of turbomachinery.
  • Engineering students interested in becoming early adopters of the next generation of turbomachinery optimization tools and learning in depth capabilities of AxSTREAM™, the Gold Standard in the field of preliminary flow path design.

Examples of Course Schedule and Contents

AxSTREAM for Axial Turbine Design
Day 1
Part I.
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
Part II.
AxSTREAM - Design & Analysis of an Axial Turbine
Preliminary Design and Optimization

Design space, design restraints, performance criteria
Initial flow path design, definition of stages, charts, initial performance estimation, interactive editing
Optimization of designed flow path
Design validation in Streamline Solver
AxPLAN – Design of Experiment module
AxMAP – Off-design maps performances generator
Analysis of existing Turbine flow path

Starting of new AxSTREAM project, data input, loss models
Minimal set of data to analyse existing flow path
Calculation in Streamline Solver
Day 2
PART III.
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
Blade stacking capabilities; Lean; Sweep
3D FEA Solver; 3D Flow Solver; Campbell Diagram
Profile Export
Import of existing profiles
Existing profile import operations and features
Day 3
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
2D calculation in streamline solver
Twist optimization with AxPLAN DoE Optimization engine
Build flow path with prismatic standard blading
Build flow path with twisted standard blading
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
AxSTREAM for Axial Compressor and Mixed Compressor Design
Day 1
Part I. 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
Part II. AxSTREAM - Design of an Axial Compressor
Axial Compressor Design

Preliminary Design of Axial Compressor
Streamline solver design mode calculation
Off-design map generation
Profiling and 3D blade design
Express structural and flow analysis
Day 2
Part III. AxSTREAM - Analysis of an Axial Compressor
Analysis of existing Axial Compressor flow path

Minimal set of data to analyse existing compressor flow path
Data input procedure
Flow path calculation and map generation
Axial Compressor profiling

Main features and capabilities in axial compressor profiling
Work with compressor profiles library
Day 3
Part IV. AxSTREAM – Exercises
Axial Compressor with total-total pressure ratio=7.8 Design Exercise
Axial Compressor for Gas Turbine Design Exercise
Part V. AxSTREAM – Mixed Compressor
Design of a Mixed Compressor

Axial part design
Centrifugal part design
Joining of axial and centrifugal parts
Analysis of mixed compressor
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
AxSTREAM for Centrifugal Compressor and Radial Turbine Design
Day 1
Part I. 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
Part II. AxSTREAM - Centrifugal Compressor
Design & Analysis of a Centrifugal Compressor

Preliminary design dialogue features
Compressor calculation in design point and off-design maps generation
Flow path optimization using Design of Experiment engine
Centrifugal compressor profiling and 3D blade design
Express structural and flow analysis of centrifugal compressor
Day 1
Part III. AxSTREAM – Radial Turbine
Design & Analysis of a Radial Turbine

Preliminary design dialogue features
Turbine calculation and map generation
Flow path optimization using Design of Experiment engine
Radial turbine profiling and 3D blade design
Express structural and flow analysis of radial turbine
Day 3
Part IV. AxSTREAM – Exercises
Centrifugal Compressor with total-total pressure ratio 3.25 Design Exercise
600 kW Radial Turbine Design Exercise
PART V. Summary & Re-cap
Advanced AxSTREAM features for XXI century turbomachinery design: counter-rotating turbine, compressor and fan; Mixed flow turbine and compressors
Questions & Discussion

 

Locations and Dates for 2013

Date
Location
Training
Registration
Jan. 6 - Jan. 10Bangalore, IndiaSteam and Gas Turbine DesignRegister
Jan. 27 - Jan. 31Burlington, MASteam and Gas Turbine DesignRegister
Jan. 29 - Jan. 31Burlington, MAAxSTREAM WorkshopRegister
Feb. 3 - Feb. 7Zug, SwitzerlandSteam and Gas Turbine DesignRegister
Feb. 17 - Feb. 21Bangalore, IndiaDesign of Waste Heat Recovery SystemsRegister
March 3 - March 7Burlington, MAWaste Heat RecoveryRegister
March 5 - 7 Burlington, MAAxSTREAM WorkshopRegister
March 17- March 21Bangalore, IndiaHydraulic Pumps Fundamentals and DesignRegister
April 7 - April 11Burlington, MAAxial and Centrifugal Pump DesignRegister
April 9 - April 11Burlington, MAAxSTREAM WorkshopRegister
April 7 - April 11Zug, SwitzerlandCentrifugal Compressor DesignRegister
April 9 - April 11Burlington, MAAxSTREAM WorkshopRegister
May 12 - May 16Bangalore, IndiaTurbocharger Design and Performance Matching (Radial Turbine and Centrifugal Compressor)Register
May 12 - May 16Burlington, MACentrifugal Compressor DesignRegister
May 14 - May 16Burlington, MAAxSTREAM WorkshopRegister
June 13 - June 15Dusseldorf, GermanyAxSTREAM WorkshopRegister
June 23- June 27Bangalore, IndiaAxial Compressor DesignRegister

 

Related courses:

Axial Turbine Fundamentals

Axial Compressor Fundamentals

Centrifugal Compressor Fundamentals

 

Other courses:

Steam and Gas Turbine Design

 

Classroom-Based Training Schedule