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‘Designing for quality — simulation paired with optimisation helps eliminate compressor blade failure’ - .PDF file.

Power Systems Manufacturing (PSM) is a provider of aftermarket gas turbine components in the industrial power generation industry. In one specific redesign case, an OEM first-stage compressor blade design for a large gas turbine used for generating electricity was not reaching its expected life. PSM designers and engineers worked together to model and simulate the original blade design, taking into account the aerodynamic and centrifugal loads. Using ANSYS simulation software supplied by IDAC, PSM located the highest static stresses in the blade. Using the ANSYS DesignXplorer tool to study a range of design variations, Page Strohl, former lead structures engineer for PSM, defined the blade parameters he wanted to vary, assigned acceptable parameter ranges and identified the variables he wanted to optimise.

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Integrated Design and Analysis Consultants

IDAC provides engineering analysis consultancy, training, software sales and technical services to a variety of customers using ANSYS Finite Element Analysis and CFD software. ANSYS engineering analysis products have a broad range of engineering analysis functionality including excellent CAD integration, for the development of leading-edge products and state-of-the-art manufacturing processes 

Engineering simulation is now being considered as a competitive necessity. Best-in-class companies use simulation deliberately throughout their design process and computer aided simulation is used in almost every industry sector.

IDAC Ltd provides a range of Computer Aided Engineering services for both Finite Element Analyses (FEA) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). These include ANSYS Software Sales, ANSYS Training and Consultancy Services.

Engineering Analysis Software
IDAC is a value-added reseller for a wide range of engineering analysis software, including the full ANSYS simulation suite. IDAC are able to deliver innovative, dramatic simulation technology advancements in every major physics discipline, along with improvements in computing speed and enhancements to technologies such as geometry handling, meshing and post-processing.

Consulting Services – Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
IDAC's engineering analysts have successfully delivered consultancy projects to a range of industry sectors using the full ANSYS simulation suite to validate product and process designs. IDAC analysts, working together with the client, can manage, execute and deliver complete engineering solutions on time and on budget. A selection of our case studies can be seen in the press release section of this website.

ANSYS Software Training
As well as providing ANSYS Software, IDAC offers ANSYS software training courses to help engineers keep abreast of the latest computer-aided engineering technology. Scheduled and customised training courses are available, based at either IDAC's offices or the customer's site. All training is delivered by our highly qualified engineering analysts. Courses are run for any level of user from beginner to expert and can be fully customised to the customer's needs.

Simulation Open Days
Attend a Simulation Open Day at IDAC, featuring presentations, demonstrations and Q&A sessions. Held quarterly, they are FREE to attend. Email for further information.

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