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An Introduction to Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation View Now
Green, Sustainable, Alternative, Renewable. These are all terms that are used interchangeably to define a subset of energy production. Presented by Frank Di Bella, Program Manager, Large Product Development / Corporate Fellow at CN, and one of the instructors of the Understanding Green Energy Course, this Webinar will provide an introduction to Renewable Energy and it’s sometimes forgotten sibling: Energy Conservation. He will review some facts and figures showing the extent that renewable energy is gaining a foot hold in society, as well as looking at the major sources of renewable energy (solar, wind, wave, tidal, hydro, geothermal) from an engineering perspective providing brief illustrative examples. He will conclude the Webinar showing that not all renewable energy applications are equal, citing some uses that are what he likes to call "the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly."
Volute Design with CN's Agile Engineering Design System® View Now
Volutes are one of the most enigmatic areas of turbomachinery design. The complex shapes and flow dynamics generate serious challenges in the areas of structural mechanics, fluid dynamics, and manufacturing. This webinar will start with the basic theory and fundamentals of design and progress through to the latest methods for volute layout and analysis. Many of the techniques have never before been available to designers and are shedding new light on the process of volute design. We'll explore these methods through the lens of CN
's Agile Engineering Design System® (AEDS) suite of software. This webinar will be valuable for designers of all types of radial machines — from pumps to fans to compressors — and will provide a quick, yet comprehensive review of the topic of volute design.
How to Choose a Turbine View Now
For new applications in waste heat recovery and green energy conversion, it is necessary to choose the right type and size of turbine, often when there is little past experience to rely on and the operating conditions are variable and may be poorly defined. In such cases even the most sophisticated CFD and FEA tools are no help at all. This Webinar will explore the ways by which the best type of turbine can be selected, and discuss how values of some key parameters such as overall size and the number and types of stages can be readily determined. Using some simple software tools, it is possible to quickly create a preliminary design of turbine that can be used immediately for applications that are not performance-critical, or as the basis for design optimization
Rotordynamics and Bearing Analysis using DyRoBeS™ View Now
Rotordynamics is a very complicated and yet important aspect of turbomachinery design. This Webinar will concentrate on CN's complementary software code, DyRoBeS (Dynamic Rotor Bearing Systems). Dr. Wen Jeng Chen, the software's developer, will be giving a brief overview of the software and how it works as a tool for engineers to analyze a rotor/bearing system. This is a great opportunity to hear about this versatile program from it's creator!
Improving Upon a Turbocharger with TurboMatch View Now
Improving turbocharger performance is critical to the development of state-of-the-art industrial machinery. This Webinar will provide an example of how to accomplish this using TurboMatch, a unique engine cycle code that analyzes engine performance utilizing certain reference input to provide a turbo sizing output. We'll show how TurboMatch works in conjunction with other codes in CN's Agile Engineering Design System® software for specialized turbomachinery.
Optimization Techniques for PC Clusters and Cloud Computing View Now
In today's fast-paced and competitive marketplace, it has become increasingly important to get results as fast and as efficiently as possible. Optimization with IOSO from Sigma Technologies and Concepts NREC's software is greatly aided by parallel processing on networked computers. In this Webinar, we will present examples of CN's in-house workstation cluster and the Amazon EC2 Elastic Computing Cloud, give benchmarks and estimated economics data and show a couple demonstrations.
Using modeFRONTIER-TurboOPT II Node to run FEA and CFD Optimization Studies View Now
Users of TurboOPT II™ and Concepts NREC's 3D analysis codes (CFD and FEA) can now turn to Esteco's multi-objective optimization and process integration platform, modeFRONTIER, to easily drive their Designs of Experiment (DOE) and design optimization studies. In this Webinar, the 2 software packages will be reviewed and 3 Test Cases will be presented:
Axial fan blade section optimization using AxCent® and Pushbutton CFD® analysis
Centrifugal pump multi-disciplinary optimization (MDO) with CFD and at design and off design conditions
MDO of a compressor third stage impeller using CFD and FEA analysis.
Challenges to Wide-Range Operability of Turbocharger Centrifugal Compressors View Now
Internal combustion demands on turbocharger compressors have grown steadily in response to requirements for tightened emissions and fuel economy. Highly efficient, wide-range compressors are required for market-competitive engines of tomorrow. This Webinar will discuss some of the underlying barriers impeding the continued increase in single-stage compressor range and efficiency at critical operating points.
Advancing Sustainability in Turboshaft Engine Testing with VAROC® Dynamometer Products View Now
Concepts NREC is the exclusive worldwide OEM of VAROC® (VA
riable geometry R
ompressor) Air-Brake Dynamometers, which are used to test the power output of high-speed turboshaft engines of helicopters and other shaft-driven craft. This Webinar will review the fundamental notion of dynamometers, identify various dynamometer technologies available to test high-speed rotating equipment, and touch upon some applications challenges encountered in designing turboshaft engine test cells. Finally, VAROC Dynamometer Products will be showcased, describing how they provide a sustainable, highly-stable, and accurate solution for turboshaft gas turbine engine testing.
What's New in GasTurb 12 View Now
GasTurb™ software is known the world over as a powerful and flexible gas turbine cycle program that simulates the most common types of aircraft and power generation gas turbines. In this Webinar, Dr. Joachim Kurzke, GasTurb 12 software's developer and a specialist/consultant/teacher of gas turbine performance, will give a brief overview of what the GasTurb software can be used for and how it works. He will then talk about the improvements he has made to this 2012 version of the software.
CN Course Previews — Axial & Radial Turbine Courses View Now
Dr. Nicholas Baines, Distinguished Corporate Fellow at Concepts NREC, and a world-renowned expert/educator in the field of turbomachinery, is the presenter for this Webinar, as well as the instructor for these Courses. In this Preview Webinar, he will be providing a comprehensive review of each Course's content, an outline of topics to be covered, and highlights of what attendees can expect to learn.
Designing Pumps for Reduced NPSH View Now
The Net Positive Suction Head (NPSH) of a pump is a critical factor in the operability, reliability, and performance of a significant portion of the world’s pumps. This Webinar will review the fundamentals of pump design for low NPSH and discuss some of the trade-offs between low NPSH and efficiency, structural robustness, and stability. In addition, we will explore the applicability of screw type inducers for reduced NPSH, present some test results and conclusions from a recent pump redesign study, and give an overview of cavitation control devices. Finally, a brief review of computational tools for predicting NPSH performance will be presented.
Optimization Techniques for Turbine Blade Section Geometry View Now
Optimization is a topic that is always of interest to engineers and designers alike and Concepts NREC's Agile Engineering Design System® provides many software tools to assist in the optimization endeavor. This Webinar will provide a demonstration of the process of optimizing the design of a turbine blade section geometry using CN 's AxCent®, Pushbutton CFD® and TurboOpt II™ software programs.
Cooled Turbine Design and Analysis with CTAADS View Now
CTAADS, or Cooled Turbine Airfoil Agile Design System, is a systematic, logical and rapid 3D modeling approach to cooling system design for cooled axial turbine vanes and blades. This system includes many special features that can significantly reduce the total time and cost for designing cooled turbine airfoils. Besides covering the new features added in 2011 and looking forward to what is coming for 2012, this Webinar will show how to use CTAADS to analyze a cooled Airfoil geometry.
CN Course Preview - Mechanical Design of Turbomachinery View Now
Derek Cooper and Frank DiBella are the presenters for this Webinar, as well as instructors for this Course. In this Course Preview Webinar, they will be providing a comprehensive review of the Course's content, an outline of topics to be covered, and highlights of what attendees can expect to learn.
CN Course Preview - TURBOMACHINERY: An Introduction to Improving Design and Performance View Now
Dr. Nicholas Baines, Distinguished Corporate Fellow at Concepts NREC, and a world-renowned expert/educator in the field of turbomachinery, is the presenter for this Webinar, as well as the instructor for this Course. In this Course Preview, he will be providing a comprehensive review of the Course's content, an outline of topics to be covered, and highlights of what attendees can expect to learn.
CN Course Preview - Understanding Green Energy View Now
"Green Energy" is a hot topic these days even though it is not a very easy thing to define. This introductory-level course was developed to present and review all of the buzz out there and get down to the meat of the matter from an engineering perspective. The main goal of this Course is to provide a basic, solid foundation for the analysis of Renewable Energy Systems. Frank Di Bella, Program Manager, Large Product Development / Corporate Fellow at CN and an experienced educator, is the presenter for this Webinar, as well as one of the instructors for the Course.
CN Course Preview - Experimental Techniques for Turbomachinery Development View Now
Dr. David Japikse, Owner and CEO of Concepts NREC(CN), and an industry-renowned educator, is the presenter for this Webinar, as well as one of the instructors for this Course. In this Course Preview, he will be providing a comprehensive review of the Course's content, an outline of topics to be covered, and highlights of what attendees can expect to learn.
MAX-PAC™ Software Update Preview View Now
Peter Klein, Director of CAM Software Development at Concepts NREC (CN), provide information on the new features that will be available in CN's upcoming MAX-PAC CAM software release, which is planned for January 2012.
Economical Machining of Turbomachinery Parts View Now
Bill Pope, General Manager, Manufactured Parts/Head of Operations and Peter Klein, Director, CAM Software, team up to bring you some new info on an age-old topic: "How to Save Money in Manufacturing." They will be providing tips and techniques on how best to walk through the manufacturing process and specifically for turbomachinery parts. This Webinar will cover 5-Axis Machining and Efficiency, Manufacturing-Ready Design, Fast and Accurate Machining and Efficient Toolpath Programming.
The Optimization of Volute Tongue Shape Using CFD and Optimization Search Methods View Now
This Webinar will explore recent CN work concerning the optimization of volute tongue shapes using CFD and Optimization Search Methods. FEA methods will be touched on as well, but CN's recent work on design point optimization while also balancing off-design performance, is the central topic. Although much of what will be presented is in its early stages, the results and engineering impact suggest a very strong potential that CN would like to share with the turbomachinery engineering community via this Webinar. Comments on optimization solver choices and current understanding of them will be provided, as well as presentation and discussion of results and computational resources.
CN Course Preview - CENTRIFUGAL COMPRESSORS: Improving Design for Better Performance and Cost View Now
Dr. David Japikse, Owner & CEO of Concepts NREC, and an industry-renowned educator, is the presenter for this Webinar, as well as one of the instructors for this Course. He will give a comprehensive review of the Course's new content, illustrate the range of materials now included in the curriculum, and highlight the advances that will benefit compressor designers/specialists.
CN Course Preview - TURBOCHARGERS: Advanced Integrations and Designs for Internal Combustion Engines View Now
Dr. Nick Baines, Distinguished Corporate Fellow at Concepts NREC, and industry-acknowledged expert on Turbochargers, is the presenter for this Webinar, as well as the main instructor for this Course. In this Webinar Preview of the Course, he will be providing an outline of topics to be covered and highlights of what attendees can expect to learn.
Improvements to Pushbutton CFD™ View Now
Computational Fluid Dynamics, or CFD, can be a useful tool in the design process of turbomachinery, but the accuracy of performance data obtained from CFD typically depends on the skill of the designer/engineer in generating grids, setting up boundary conditions, and interpreting results. Pushbutton CFD, part of Concepts NREC's Agile Engineering Desing System® software suite, provides grid generation, flow solution, and post-processing in one tightly-integrated package. Designers can make changes to a geometry, immediately see them reflected in the next CFD run and compare performance data from different design iterations.
CN Course Preview - CENTRIFUGAL PUMPS: Advances in Design, Performance and Problem-Solving View Now
Major changes have been made to the Concepts NREC pump short course; for 2011, we are introducing a number of advances that pump designers and specialists will want to take full note of. This Webinar will review the entire course and illustrate the range of materials now included. Changes to the curriculum will be highlighted.
How to Size and Match a Turbocharger Based on Engine Requirements View Now
This Webinar will go through a true "clean sheet design," using Concepts NREC's TurboMatch, COMPAL and RITAL software programs. TurboMatch will be highlighted the most to show users how to lay out and analyze a turbocharger design that is optimally matched to the specific engine system. Also, insights about the most important modeling paramaters for calibrating models in COMPAL and RITAL will be provided.
A Brief History of Steam Turbines View Now
As a change from the usual Concepts NREC focus on "state-of-the-art," in this Webinar, we will go back in time. Dr. Nick Baines will summarize the history of the steam turbine, which began about 2000 years ago, and, beginning in the 19th century, led the way in electrical power generation and ship propulsion.
TurboOPT II™: New Optimization Features View Now
TurboOPT II™ is Concepts NREC's design optimization program for improved turbomachinery performance. Whether the objective is lower cost, lightest weight, highest performance, longest life - or any combination of these - TurboOPT II allows the designer/engineer to create their optimal design in less time and at a lower cost.
Pushbutton FEA in the Agile Suite View Now
AxCent® is the flagship software of the Agile Engineering Design System®, Concept NREC's (CN) design and analysis software for turbomachinery. Pushbutton FEA™ is incorporated into the AxCent software making a convenient and powerful package that can provide fast and accurate solutions to questions about the structural integrity of a design earlier in the design process than ever before. This reduces the number of redesign loops and hence, the time to market. As with all components of the Agile Suite, Pushbutton FEA can be combined with CN's optimization software, TurboOPT II™, to achieve multi-disciplinary optimization (MDO) solutions for today's advanced designs within very short timeframes.
Turbomachinery and Our Energy Future View Now
Energy is one of the biggest concerns about our future, which has been leading many industrialized and industrial-emerging countries to focus on power generation via renewable energy. But whether it's called "renewable," "green," "clean," "alternative," or "sustainable," the fact remains that we need more of it.
Re-design an OEM Volute Pump View Now
Concepts NREC recently re-designed an underperforming OEM pump impeller without changing the volute casing. Initial testing of this impeller has shown a 12% gain in impeller efficiency, suction specific speed of 14,000 (in English units) and 20% increase in head rise at the design flow.
Do You Do Diffusers? View Now
During this webinar, all the functions of a good diffuser design are examined, and current thinking in each area is presented by Dr. David Japikse, award-winning (2010 ASME Henry R. Worthington Medal and 2008 SAE Cliff Garrett Award) industry veteran and CEO/Owner/Founder of Concepts NREC. Suggestions are given for opportunities to enhance product performance and state-of-the-art design modeling that cover these diverse points. Attendees will gain a solid understanding of what they should do next to assure a modern layout of compressor and pump diffusers.
Technology Transfer for Radial Flow Compressors and Pumps View Now
A large database of valuable design data has been amassed by Concepts NREC over the past thirty years, and it has been fundamental to the company's success on many projects. This database, which has been developed from a long history of diverse consortium projects, contains information on impellers, diffusers, return channels, volutes, thrust balances, and so forth, and will soon be made available to CN Agile Engineering Design System® customers in the form of a Technology Transfer Package.
Matching a Turbocharger to the specific Engine System with TurboMatch™ View Now
TurboMatch is the newest addition to the Concept NREC Agile Engineering Design System® Software Suite, developed specifically for designing turbochargers. This NEW Turbocharger Design System package provides an integrated approach to the design and analysis of the complex interaction betweeen the compressor, turbine, and other components of a turbocharger and the engine.
Design Optimization of Turbomachines and Volutes View Now
Concepts NREC's Agile Engineering Design System® software covers all aspects of turbomachinery design and analysis. Watch this webinar to learn about how to perform single and/or multidisciplinary optimization of turbomachinery with TurboOPT II™ program and intuitively design standard and complex geometry for several different styles of volute.
How Turbomachines Work View Now
A grounding in turbomachinery design and selection ensures that the proper choices will be made in regards to real-world turbomachine applications. In this Webinar, Dr. Nicholas C. Baines, Distinguished Corporate Fellow at Concepts NREC, and renowned author of "Fundamentals of Turbocharging," has developed a presentation to re-acquaint all turbomachinery industry professionals with the basic fundamentals of turbomachines.
Design and Optimization of an Axial Turbine — A Case Study View Now
In this Webinar, Mark Anderson, Vice President of Software Development at Concepts NREC, will go through a step-by-step process of redesigning a low pressure axial turbine from 3 stages down to 2. The live demonstration will highlight all the major components of design process including: preliminary design (meanline), advanced geometry layout, quasi-3D CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) analysis, and full 3D CFD.
Choosing the Right Turbomachine View Now
It may sound elementary, but choosing the right size and type of turbomachine for your application are the keys to its success. In this Webinar, Dr. Nicholas C. Baines, Distinguished Corporate Fellow at Concepts NREC, and renowned author of 'Fundamentals of Turbocharging' has developed a presentation to re-acquaint all professionals associated with turbomachinery industry with the basic fundamentals of turbomachines.
Designing a Turbocharger Compressor for Manufacturability View Now
Considering manufacturing concerns in the early stages of the design process, as well as performance-related factors, can yield significant time- and cost-savings in the long run and a more successful overall design. Concepts NREC offers integrated turbomachinery CAE/CAM software tools that provide assistance throughout the design process enabling engineers to generate designs that transition more smoothly into manufacturing.
Developments in Turbocharger Simulation View Now
Turbocharged engine simulation tools are highly developed, but the accuracy and reliability of the results are constrained by the turbocharger modeling. Dr. Nicholas C. Baines, Distinguished Corporate Fellow at Concepts NREC, and author of "Fundamentals of Turbocharging," has tapped into his extensive knowledge and experience with turbochargers to develop a presentation covering several key points and developments in the simulation process.
Optimizing the Manufacturing Process View Now
Concepts NREC's Manufacturing arm has extensive experience with a wide range of companies, working with a variety of turbomachinery engineers, designs and specifications. Because of this, we have some great techniques and tips to share with you that can optimize your manufacturing process to save you steps and money.
More Efficient Manufacturing with CAM Software View Now
Concepts NREC's Agile Engineering Design System® software covers all aspects of turbomachinery design and analysis. Our integrated CAM tool, MAX-PAC™, has been long recognized as the preeminent software for 5-axis milling of turbomachinery components.
Design Efficient Turbomachinery with CAE Software View Now
Concepts NREC's Agile Engineering Design System® software covers all aspects of turbomachinery design and analysis. Our integrated CAE tools help in development of rotating machinery like turbines, compressors, fans, and pumps from preliminary design, detailed design, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), and finite element analysis (FEA), to optimization.