Preliminary Design & Feasibility Studies
Preliminary Designs and Feasibility studies are an integral to the overall design, once technical specifications have been defined.
Based on the initial project requirements, at this stage and in close cooperation with our customers, our engineers will help to determine the relevant machine configuration, parameters, arrangement, operating conditions and design constraints
In many cases the conceptual and preliminary designs are performed from scratch on the basis of the customer’s specifications only and do not require any initial prototype. However, sometimes a customer may want to take a look at an existing machine for benchmarking and as a starting point. We have great internal tools to make this easy.
We feel that at this stage, the most value can be added in terms of improving efficiency from existing designs that where used before.
Typically some basic Aero design, FEA structural and CFD work is integrated into this design process and as a result, the customer receives a basic layout, flow path, and major component models which satisfy customer CTQs on power, efficiency and reliability.
It is also very important from the very beginning to realistically evaluate the feasibility of the customer specification and to compose a conclusion about whether to continue the research or interrupt it at the initial steps and go back to the “drawing board”.