Liquid Rocket Engine Turbopump Development Workshop Preview
January 17th, 2019 | Start Time 10:00 – 11:00 AM EST
From the point of view of an engineer, not much compares to the hype around space travel – the excitement of working on cool, ground breaking projects that may one day be the solace of humanity. Numerous companies have made great efforts in making space propulsion a possibility with various cost-reducing strategies like reusable boosters for instance. However, due to the trendiness of the topic in this decade it can become challenging to remain competitive on the market especially when the stakes are so high – optimizing performance, reducing weight, slashing design time, etc. are all part of space propulsion engineers daily grinds.
Using the AxSTREAM SPACE™ set of modules it has never before been so easy, efficient, attainable and affordable to ensure that the engineers’ time and the company’s money are optimized. From conceptual design to full 3D geometry of the turbomachinery components in a short amount of time a vast amount of trade-off studies can be performed depending on the given missions. Now when you combine the turbine and the pumps to form and model the complete turbopump with its secondary flows and analyze its rotordynamics behavior we enter a whole new world, especially when we see how all this can be automated.
Automatic Preliminary Design Process of Turbopump for Liquid Rocket Engine
The goal of this webinar is to provide engineers with an introductory look at our 5-day Liquid Rocket Engine Turbopump Development Workshop. General outlines of the comprehensive course prepared and delivered by the SoftInWay Team on the topic of liquid propulsion systems will be introduced. Focus on the following topics will be presented through several detailed examples:
- Conceptual design and selection of pumps including inducer and impeller
- Modeling and calculation of secondary flows to determine system leakages and thrust
- Evaluation of different turbopump configurations to conclude on their lateral and torsional behaviors.
The examples portray how the users will learn which parameters matter and in which measure, how to determine early on some of the most important characteristics of their system/components and what are the steps and typical challenges they may face throughout the design process with the help of the AxSTREAM SPACE™ software bundle.
Who should attend?
- Engineers wanting to get an introduction or deepen their understanding of the AxSTREAM SPACE™ software bundle for Turbopumps.
- Engineers interested in
- Calculating leakages in liquid propulsion systems
- Determining best configuration for turbine and pumps given specific rotordynamics characteristics
- Designing turbines and pumps for application in space propulsion
- Engineering managers looking to get an overview of this tool to evaluate its capabilities to perform relevant projects
- Managers and engineers interested in AxSTREAM SPACE™
- Engineering students looking to learn how to use AxSTREAM SPACE™ for turbopumps design, analysis and optimization