Practical Methodologies & Implementations for Turbomachinery Trimming & Scaling
November 10th, 2021 | Start Time 10:00 – 11:00 AM EST
To scale or not to scale…
Turbomachines are undoubtedly complex. While designing them from scratch has the best potential to maximize performance, it is not always the best route. Indeed, it can make more sense to modify existing technology to better suit new requirements than run an original machine far from its designed parameters or start with something completely new. This is especially true when time, cost, and peace of mind (from using a known, already vetted although altered design) are at the forefront of a project. To ensure proper modifications are performed in the sizing of the new flow path through scaling and trimming, several similarity laws must be respected. Additionally, each of these methods has its advantages and disadvantages.
In this webinar, you will learn when trimming and scaling should be used as well as its limitations to understand when starting a design from scratch is a better route to ensure satisfactory performance is reached and project requirements are met. This will be complemented with a software demonstration based on an axial fan example to show how each technique can be put in place and what the outcomes are. Integration (streamlining) and automation of processes will also play an important role to maximize both workflow (and workforce) efficiency and ensure the best geometry performance is achieved.
The webinar session will include:
- Overview of trimming and scaling methods (including limitations)
- Presentation of an automated workflow to perform scaling and trimming of turbomachinery to obtain the most suitable design across entire ranges of applications from a legacy geometry
- Live software demonstration
Who should attend?
- Engineers involved in the design of fans and other turbomachines (turbines, pumps, blowers, compressors, etc.).
- Engineers and technicians actively working to make industrial processes more efficient
- Turbomachinery engineering managers overseeing the design process and tools used