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Optimization using Dakota in Concepts NREC’s TurboOPT II

Optimization using Dakota in Concepts NREC’s TurboOPT II

By Rachel Moore, Senior Software Engineer
Sep 11, 2020

Automated optimization is becoming more and more common place in the turbomachinery industry today.  What was once exclusively the domain of academics and high-end researchers, has become much more...

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Practical Application of Multidisciplinary Optimization

Practical Application of Multidisciplinary Optimization

By Dr. Peter Weitzman & Steve Kohr
Jul 26, 2019

If you design turbomachinery for a living, you are already doing multidisciplinary optimization (MDO), regardless of whether you have a special software tool with MDO built in or not. Turbomachines,...

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Preliminary Sizing of Supersonic Turbines with Partial Admission for Best Performance Using AXIAL™

Preliminary Sizing of Supersonic Turbines with Partial Admission for Best Performance Using AXIAL™

By Oleg Dubitsky
Apr 27, 2018

Many energy recovery, drive cycles (Organic and Steam Rankine cycles) and rocket propulsion cycles require the use of a turbine that operates at low volumetric flow and high-pressure ratio....

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Optimizing the Radial-to-Axial Duct Geometry for a Gas Turbine Radial Compressor Impeller

Optimizing the Radial-to-Axial Duct Geometry for a Gas Turbine Radial Compressor Impeller

By Oleg Dubitsky
Apr 13, 2018

Many gas turbines with radial compressors utilize a radial-to-axial inlet duct upstream of the first compressor stage. Aside from the fact that flow in the duct generates aerodynamic losses, the flow...

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Optimizing the Screw Inducer for a Pump

Optimizing the Screw Inducer for a Pump

By Oleg Dubitsky
Feb 16, 2018

High-efficiency, low-cavitation pumps often require a screw type inducer to treat the inflow to the main radial/mixed flow pump blades. Efficiency and head rise, split between inducer and main pump,...

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