The turbomachinery and software industries have evolved, in tandem, to high levels of maturity. On the engineering side, improved modeling capability and access to more powerful computational resources have revolutionized the design process, reducing costs and significantly improving performance and reliability. On the manufacturing side, additive manufacturing is starting to open up exciting new possibilities by allowing component shapes that simply were not possible before.
Like all technology, the evolution of these methods may seem clear enough for the near future, but it can be much more hazy over the long-term. Therefore, this article will take a look at what the future of turbomachinery software may hold.