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Advanced Design Technology and Impact Technologies have released an interface between Turbodesign Suite and Bladepro-CF.

This new module will link 3D geometry files designed within the Turbodesign Suite environment directly into Bladepro-CF for structural analysis.

This will allow design engineers to speed up geometry data exchange, therefore saving more than 50 per cent of the geometry-preparation activities necessary for FEA analysis.

‘There is a natural synergy between Turbodesign Suite and Bladepro-CF,’ said Prof Mehrdad Zangeneh, executive director and founder of ADT.

‘Turbodesign-1 is used extensively in the aerodynamic design of centrifugal compressors and radial-inflow turbines.

‘The application of the code has resulted in a significant improvement in performance and reduction in design and development times.

‘The direct link with Bladepro-CF will streamline the process of carrying out structural analysis and should help designers achieve further improvements in design and development times in applications such as turbochargers, where aeromechanical design poses an important bottleneck in the design process.

‘Through this partnership, we empower designers with the tools to rapidly design aerodynamically superior products at the highest standards of structural reliability,’ he added.

Jeff Steele, manager of software and services at Impact Technologies, LLC, said: ‘Bladepro-CF has been delivering up to 50 per cent and more reduction in the structural analysis cycle to experts and mechanical engineers with no FEA experience, highly reducing the product-development costs.

‘The interface between Turbodesign Suite and Bladepro-CF will give designers the means to focus on product development and get products to market faster,’ Steele finished.

The module, made available upon request to Turbodesign Suite and Bladepro-CF customers, features a geometry converter from Turbodesign Suite native geometry files to Bladepro-CF format.

Complex 3D geometries can be ready for analysis in only a couple of minutes, eliminating low-end and time-consuming CAD activities and ultimately shortening the design cycle for product development.

The possibility of implementing this capability in an aero-mechanical design-optimisation loop will also provide further streamlining opportunities for design engineers in future.

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