AxSTREAM 3.0 Software for Turbomachinery Design and Optimization Has Been Launched

BURLINGTON Massachusetts, December 14, 2010. SoftInWay Inc., an international provider of turbomachinery design software and training, is honored to report the release of AxSTREAM 3.0., the software suite for design, optimization and retrofitting of axial, radial, mixed flow and counter-rotating turbomachinery.

The new version was developed to smoothen the engineering process and enable users to design efficient and highly-performance machines. Some of the noteworthy improvements of AxSTREAM 3.0 include:

Increased software flexibility due to:
Extensive base of elements which allows for modeling of extremely complicated flow paths using ducts, heat exchangers (enabling simulation of interstage cooling and reheating for multistage industrial turbomachinery) and pressure valves;
Preliminary Design Solution Generator which generates a set of solutions within specified ranges and finds correlation between design parameters and performance;
Design Space Explorer module which visualizes results and helps make the optimal design selection.
Faster design time resulting in engineering hour savings because of:
Upgraded preliminary design module allowing users to search for multiple optimal solutions and take into account various geometrical constraints including the overall flow path length;
Multi-window viewing that ensures control of different stages of design process;
Integrated 3D CFD solver AxCFD that allows saving time on pre- and post- processing and overcomes the usual challenge of interformat data conversion.
Enhanced usability: visualization of data using the integrated profiling and 3D blade design modules that enable the real-time blade surface control.

To familiarize engineers with the latest AxSTREAM updates and accelerate the speed of learning, the SoftInWay team develops classroom-based and online training. These courses are meant for both the current software users and beginners interested in applying AxSTREAM to their engineering tasks.

Further information on AxSTREAM 3.0 and purchasing details are available at https://www.softinway.com.

About SoftInWay

SoftInWay Inc. is a USA corporation, headquartered in Burlington, MA. The company’s mission is to serve the high technology community by providing software products and engineering services in the area of research, design and digital prototyping of power generation equipment. SoftInWay develops products for rapid turbomachinery design, provides technical engineering services and uses in-house and industry standard CFD, FEA and CAD tools to address design issues at the earliest possible stage to maximize engineering productivity and increase the efficiency and reliability of equipment. The core product, AxSTREAM™, is an integrated solution based on over 600 years of collective turbomachinery experience of SoftInWay engineering team, with the clear goal of bringing to industry a professional software tool for rapid, optimized turbomachinery flow path design.

SoftInWay Turbomachinery Solutions to Organize Its First Training in India

BANGALORE, Karnataka, December 13, 2010. SoftInWay Turbomachinery Solutions Pvt. Ltd., an Indian subsidiary of SoftInWay Inc., proudly announces its first educational event in India – 5-day intensive training on Axial Turbine Fundamentals and Design and Optimization of Turbomachinery with AxSTREAM 3.0. The course will be held in Bangalore, on January 17-21, 2011, and is organized specifically for Indian engineers and engineering students interested in enhancing their knowledge of flow path design.

This course was prepared by the industry experts from SoftInWay who have over 30 years of experience in designing flow paths and teaching turbomachinery. It features a comprehensive learning scope, encompassing a thorough theoretical overview of axial turbines and numerous practical tasks based on real-life experience and case-studies.

The training consists of two parts, the first part, 2-days on Axial Turbine fundamentals, is meant to improve the design and operation process and includes the basics of thermodynamics, gas dynamics and structural analysis of steam/gas turbines and their elements. The second part, 3-day Workshop on Turbomachinery Design and Optimization with AxSTREAM 3.0, covers the whole procedure of flow path design and optimization, from preliminary design to 3D profiling of the airfoils and 3D FEA/CFD analysis. To ensure that the workshop participants gain a solid practical understanding of the materials learned, the instructors will provide break-out sessions, one-on-one design consultations and review of actual test cases.

The boom in development of the power generation and aerospace sectors in India drives the need for an educated, experienced workforce. Turbomachinery Solutions will provide Indian engineers with the extensive training and software products to achieve technical excellence and succeed in the highly-competitive environment.

Detailed information about the educational programs by SoftInWay Turbomachinery Solutions is available at http://www.SoftInWay.com/India.

About SoftInWay Turbomachinery Solutions

SoftInWay Turbomachinery Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, KA, is an Indian subsidiary of SoftInWay Inc., committed to growing the Indian industry by providing innovative engineering solutions. The company focuses on developing and providing AxSTREAM software for conceptual design and optimization of turbomachinery, engineering consulting services, and training for mechanical and aerospace engineers.

About SoftInWay

SoftInWay Inc. is a USA corporation, headquartered in Burlington, MA. The company’s mission is to serve the high technology community by providing software products and engineering services in the area of research, design and digital prototyping of power generation equipment. SoftInWay develops products for rapid turbomachinery design, provides technical engineering services and uses in-house and industry standard CFD, FEA and CAD tools to address design issues at the earliest possible stage to maximize engineering productivity and increase the efficiency and reliability of equipment. The core product, AxSTREAM™, is an integrated solution based on over 600 years of collective turbomachinery experience of SoftInWay engineering team, with the clear goal of bringing to industry a professional software tool for rapid, optimized turbomachinery flow path design.

SoftInWay to Present a New Approach to Multistage Centrifugal Compressor Design during the 39th Turbomachinery Symposium

BURLINGTON, Massachusetts, September 29, 2010. SoftInWay Inc., a global leader in turbomachinery design software and training, announces its participation in the 39th Turbomachinery Symposium that will take place at the George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas, USA, on October 4-7. The company invites engineers to visit Booth #1225 to be presented a new approach to design of multistage centrifugal compressors.

During the symposium the SoftInWay team will be demonstrating many features of AxSTREAM 3.0 Software Suite for multistage centrifugal compressor design, including:

Preliminary Design Space Explorer to discover correlation between design parameters and performance.
Possibility to review fields of pressures, temperatures, enthalpies and velocities.
Controlled Extractions. Pressure controlled Surge valve, fixed flow rate extraction. Recycle extractions.
Possibility to simulate interstage cooling for multistage industrial turbomachines.
Variable vane restaggering. Different types of restaggering control. Usage of restaggering schedule.
“Live” 3D blade shape editing.

“The latest updates in AxSTREAM 3.0 resulted from a real-life engineering experience and numerous case studies, – stated Leonid Moroz, SoftInWay President and CEO. – They are focused on assisting engineers with solving such critical tasks, as designing a radial turbomachinery flow path using a limited number of parameters, developing 3D blade shapes for maximum reliability etc. We are proud to having found new approaches to quick and accurate design of multistage centrifugal compressors and look forward to sharing them with all engineers dedicated to excellence in the turbomachinery industry.”

SoftInWay’s presentation will be especially interesting to engineers involved in maintenance, repair and overhauls of centrifugal compressors, as well as to mechanical and aerospace academics or anyone in need of a broad-based introduction to the latest turbomachinery design trends.

About SoftInWay

SoftInWay Inc. is a USA corporation, headquartered in Burlington, MA. The company’s mission is to serve the high technology community by providing software products and engineering services in the area of research, design and digital prototyping of power generation equipment. SoftInWay develops products for rapid turbomachinery design, provides technical engineering services and uses in-house and industry standard CFD, FEA and CAD tools to address design issues at the earliest possible stage to maximize engineering productivity and increase the efficiency and reliability of equipment. The core product, AxSTREAM™, is an integrated solution based on over 500 years of collective turbomachinery experience of SoftInWay engineering team, with the clear goal of bringing to industry a professional software tool for rapid, optimized turbomachinery flow path design.

SoftInWay Announces Turbomachinery Training Schedule for July-December 2010

BURLINGTON, Massachusetts, June 3, 2010. SoftInWay Inc., a global supplier of software and services for turbomachinery design engineers, has scheduled educational events for the second part of 2010. In response to a growing demand for engineering training, the company continues to add new events to its calendar, including classroom-based courses, online training, seminars and webinars.

SoftInWay’s classroom training is dedicated to engineers seeking a comprehensive theoretical background and practical skills of turbomachinery flow path development. The upcoming training courses are as follows:

Axial Turbine Fundamentals + AxSTREAM Workshop on Turbomachinery Design and Optimization: Sept 20-24, Europe (the exact location will be determined later).
Axial Compressor Fundamentals + AxSTREAM Workshop on Turbomachinery Design and Optimization: Oct 18-22, Boston, MA, USA
Steam and Gas Turbine Design: Nov 15-19, Boston, MA, USA

To ensure the availability of turbomachinery education worldwide, SoftInWay offers online training that allows engineers to gain the necessary design knowledge and experience, while saving travel time and costs:

Axial Turbine: Jul 12-21; Sept 6-16; Oct 25 – Nov 4; Dec 7-16.
Radial Turbine: Jul 7-14; Sept 7-15; Oct 26 – Nov 3.
Axial Compressor: Jul 21-30; Sept 27 – Oct 7; Nov 29 – Dec 9.
Radial Compressor: Jul 19-29; Sept 28 – Oct 6; Nov 23 – Dec 2.

In addition, SoftInWay continues the monthly webinar series, and the next free webinar “Turbomachinery Education with AxSTREAM” will be held on June 22, at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. EST. “Very interesting and useful. I will be looking to your domestic turbine design courses.” – commented David Stapp, Peregrine Consulting, Inc. on one of the recent webinars.

The more detailed information on the training contents, registration and specials is available at https://www.softinway.com

Note: The above schedule is subject to update, please check SoftInWay’s website to stay tuned.

About SoftInWay

SoftInWay Inc. is a USA corporation, headquartered in Burlington, MA. The company’s mission is to serve the high technology community by providing software products and engineering services in the area of research, design and digital prototyping of power generation equipment. SoftInWay develops products for rapid turbomachinery design, provides technical engineering services and uses in-house and industry standard CFD, FEA and CAD tools to address design issues at the earliest possible stage to maximize engineering productivity and increase the efficiency and reliability of equipment. The core product, AxSTREAM™, is an integrated solution based on over 500 years of collective turbomachinery experience of SoftInWay engineering team, with the clear goal of bringing to industry a professional software tool for rapid, optimized turbomachinery flow path design.

SoftInWay Introduces Online Courses to Train Turbomachinery Design Engineers

BURLINGTON, Massachusetts, February 25, 2010. SoftInWay Inc., a world-known innovator in the areas of design and optimization of turbomachinery, has pushed the envelope of classroom-based education and proudly presents a series of new online training courses that allow engineers to enhance their expertise and consult industry experts without leaving their offices. The first two online courses – “Axial Turbine” and “Axial Compressor” – have already been scheduled.

The aim of the online training is to familiarize engineers with design, analysis and optimization of turbomachinery flow path through lectures, tutorials, practical exercises, reviewing of home tasks and consultation with instructors. As a strong emphasis is placed on practice, on completion of the online training all participants will be able to perform such tasks as preliminary flow path design, map generation, optimization using Design of Experiment, profiling, 3D blade design and analysis of existing turbine / compressor.

The program includes 16 hours of study (2 hours per day) plus the time the attendees need to perform home tasks. All sessions are recorded, providing a quick access to the course’s contents. Such a flexible approach enables individuals to leverage their time to save precious working hours, and companies – to organize in-service education for employees, reducing travel expenses and boosting productivity.

These courses are intended for engineers involved in design and optimization of axial / radial turbomachinery, technical managers responsible for product range development and engineering students who want to accelerate the speed of learning and gain a solid educational background to succeed in their job search.

“By launching the online courses we have created a way for preparing well-trained engineering workforce all over the globe. We want to ensure that everyone can access the latest in turbomachinery design education and implement this knowledge into practice at the comfort of their home or office,” – said Dr. Leonid Moroz, President and CEO of SoftInWay Inc.

The online courses are a part of SoftInWay’s educational program which also includes intensive on-site training for professional mechanical and aerospace engineers, introductory seminars and free 1-hour webinars.

To learn more about the online training courses or register, please visit https://www.softinway.com/education/online-training.asp

About SoftInWay

SoftInWay Inc. is a USA corporation, headquartered in Burlington, MA. The company’s mission is to serve the high technology community by providing software products and engineering services in the area of research, design and digital prototyping of power generation equipment. SoftInWay develops products for rapid turbomachinery design, provides technical engineering services and uses in-house and industry standard CFD, FEA and CAD tools to address design issues at the earliest possible stage to maximize engineering productivity and increase the efficiency and reliability of equipment. The core product, AxSTREAM™, is an integrated solution based on over 400 years of collective turbomachinery experience of SoftInWay engineering team, with the clear goal of bringing to industry a professional software tool for rapid, optimized turbomachinery flow path design.