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TURBOdesign Volute: A novel approach to volute design

Advanced Design Technology Webinars

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TURBOdesign Volute introduces a novel approach to volute design for compressible and incompressible flows which allows for more practical and faster volute design cycles, eliminating most of the traditional CAD volute design work.

The code allows designers to approach volute design within either a traditional 1D approach, or via a novel 2D approach where the volute area distribution is calculated subject to a specified non-uniform inlet velocity distribution from the impeller. The code allows the designer to specify various cross section shapes.

Short Abstract:
This one hour webinar will demonstrate application of TURBOdesign Volute for performance improvement of a number of turbomachinery design cases including:

  • A centrifugal pump;
  • A centrifugal compressor stage as commonly used in chiller application;
  • A centrifugal fan.

The demonstration will provide detailed flow analysis and performance comparison for volutes designed by TURBOdesign Volute as compared with conventional 1D methods.

The webinar will conclude on ease of 3D CAD geometry generation directly from TURBOdesign Volute for immediate meshing in CFD codes.

A 15min Q&A Session will be held at the end of the Webinar to answer participants’ questions.

Who should attend:
All engineers involved in the design, analysis and optimization of turbomachinery components are encouraged to attend this one hour demonstration webinar.

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Prof Mehrdad Zangeneh

About the author: The webinar will be presented by Mehrdad Zangeneh who is Professor of Thermofluids at University College London and Founding Director of Advanced Design Technology, Ltd. For the past 26 years he has been involved in development of advanced turbomachinery design codes based on 3D inverse design approach and automatic optimization to turbomachinery design. His research has resulted in important breakthroughs in turbomachinery and marine propulsor design. He has been granted 6 international patents. In 2000, he was awarded the Japan’s Turbomachinery Society’s Gold Medal and in 2003 he was awarded the Donald Julius Grone Prize by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in UK.