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News / Daikin Achieves Higher Efficiencies in New Air Conditioning Systems Fans Using 3D Inverse Design in TURBOdesign1 Software

A global leader in environmental controls read how others improved turbo compressor efficiency using the technology and knew it would work for fans as well.

LONDON and NEW YORK – November 8, 2012 – Advanced Design Technology (ADT), a global leader in the development of advanced turbomachinery design methods and the TURBOdesign Suite, today announces that its customer, Daikin Industries (Daikin), has successfully designed an innovative, more efficient fan for air conditioning units by using the 3D inverse design technology of the TURBOdesign Suite.

"We wanted to improve fan efficiency and did so by using TURBOdesign1," said Toru Iwata, Researcher, Daikin Industries, Environmental Technology Laboratory. "We read how others used the software before to improve compressor efficiencies, so we expected it also would work for fans. It did."

Since 1951, Daikin has provided air conditioners, systems and solution services offering even greater comfort to its global customers. Throughout this time, Daikin has actively confronted global environmental problems as part of its corporate responsibility as a leading global manufacturer of air conditioning equipment. When it came time to develop an innovative fan design for a new line of air conditioning units, Daikin engineers set out to use the latest, most capable technology to develop even more efficient systems. They used the 3D inverse design technology of the TURBOdesign Suite.

"The TURBOdesign Suite provides a more systematic approach to aerodynamic turbomachinery design because once an optimum input specification for a given design criteria (such as minimum loss, cavitation suppression, secondary flow suppression, etc.) has been obtained, it is used to develop new prototypes very rapidly, reducing development time for new designs," said Mehrdad Zangeneh, Ph.D., professor of thermofluids at University College London and founding director of ADT.

Air conditioning units incorporating the newly designed fans are expected to be in production in 2013.

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About Advanced Design Technology
Advanced Design Technology (ADT) is a global leader in the development of advanced turbomachinery design methods, which help not only to shorten development time but also improve the performance of turbomachinery components. ADT’s aim is to put designers in direct control of the aerodynamic design and to shorten considerably the design time and time to market for a range of turbomachinery products. ADT’s clients, who represent some of the leading global players in the aerospace, automotive, power generation and marine fields, have achieved significant returns on investment in terms of reduction in design times, higher performance and ease of know-how transfer among different design teams and projects. For more information, call +44 (0) 20 7299 1170 or go to: www.adtechnology.co.uk.

About TURBOdesign Technology, Inc. 
Founded in 2011, TURBOdesign Technology, Inc. (TDT) is the exclusive U.S. distributor for the Advanced Design Technology (ADT) turbomachinery design software, TURBOdesign Suite. TURBOdesign Technology is headquartered in New York, N.Y. For more information, call (347) 759-6103 or go to: www.turbodesign-tech.com.

Media Contacts:

Mehrdad Zangeneh
President 
TURBOdesign Technology
(347) 759-6103
mzangeneh@turbodesign-tech.com
  Donna St. Jean Conti, APR
President
St. Conti Communications
949-290-0622
dconti@stconticommunications.com