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2020 Software Release Feature Highlight: Streamlining the Optimization Process in TurboOPT II™

By Steve Kohr, Associate Director, CAE Product Management
Nov 20, 2020

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Concepts NREC’s TurboOPT IITM product was created to provide designers a link between Concepts NREC meanline and 3D design products and 3rd party optimization products. The use of optimization in the design process allows designers to push the boundaries of performance by completing analysis on hundreds, or even thousands, of designs within a given set of design parameters.

The biggest challenges in using optimization software for turbomachinery component design is the selection of the design parameters that are to be varied and the outputs that will be used to evaluate each design. There are hundreds of input and output parameters that can be selected. The question a designer needs to answer is: “What are the important inputs and outputs I should be using?”. Until now, the designer would be left on their own to select inputs and outputs for any specific design.

These new developments allow for the use of pre-set templates in both COMPAL® and AxCent® products. The templates that have been created include the first order design inputs and the critical outputs that should be used in compressor optimization. This will streamline the optimization process by removing the need to select from the hundreds of options that are available. In addition, the duplicate feature allows for simple “copy/paste” of these templates, or any set of parameters and/or outputs, which will save time in setting up a multi-stage optimization. The addition of these features will streamline the optimization process, making optimization more “pushbutton” than ever before.


Look for these, and other additional features when Concepts NREC releases the newest versions of our products on December 1, 2020.

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Tags: CAE Software

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