Consumer Goods

In addition to our many milestones in aerospace, industrial applications, and oil & gas, our technologies have helped consumer good companies develop quieter and more efficient fans and compressors, pool vacuums, as well as artificial heart pumps. There are many applications for improved performance of the rotating equipment used in every-day life.

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Technical Papers

Development of A Meanline Model for Preliminary Design Of Recirculating Casing Treatment In Turbocharger Compressors
Presented At: ASME Turbo Expo 2018

A Novel Non-Radial Turbocharger Turbine Created Using Numerical Optimisation
Presented At: National Laboratory of Engine Turbocharging Technology of China 2016


Designing Turbochargers with an Integrated Design System
Presented At: ASME Turbo Expo 2013

Turbocharging the Internal Combustion Engine - (Presentation Slides) 
Presented At: ASME Turbo Expo 2013


Aero Design Challenges in Wide-Operability Turbocharger Centrifugal Compressors
Presented At: SAE World Congress 2012

Meanline Modeling of Ported Shroud Turbocharger Compressor
Presented At: ASME Turbo Expo 2012

Experimental and Computational Analysis of Impact of Self Recirculation Casing Treatment on Turbocharger Compressor
Presented At: SAE World Congress 2010


Modeling and Manufacturing of Turbocharger Compressors 
Presented At: SAE World Congress 2010


Radial and Mixed Flow Turbine Options for High Boost Turbochargers
Presented At: 7th International Conference on Turbochargers and Turbocharging

 

Case Studies

Transportation

Concepts NREC designs, manufactures and tests turbochargers and turbocharger components for diesel and gasoline engines as well as compressor and turbine stages for gas turbine engines. We can also provide auxiliary system components for engines including fuel, oil and water pumps.

Waste Heat Recovery

Concepts NREC has extensive experience in the field of waste heat recovery, including providing ORC turbines for exhaust heat recovery from diesel and gas turbine engines.

Air, Land, Water

We cover the full range of transportation industries, including passenger cars, trucks, F1 racing, off-road vehicles, marine craft of all sizes, and aircraft piston, turbojet and turbofan engines.

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Concepts NREC Develops, Manufactures, and Sells its Own Products

In addition to contract manufacturing complete turbomachinery products for customers, Concepts NREC manufactures and sells specialized turbomachinery products that serve well-defined niche applications.

These products are jointly developed with customers who first establish a market need for a new or improved technology. Concepts NREC then supplies the development expertise to turn their specification into a successful product. However, rather than just providing services for a fee, development costs are shared, enabling Concepts NREC to establish additional applications and markets for the product and generate noncompetitive sales. The results allow development costs to be amortized over larger production quantities, and both companies further benefit by producing a better product at a lower cost.

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Proven Expertise

The full power and benefit of our turbomachinery design & manufacturing software suite is realized when the various modules are used together. The suite seamlessly transfers information between modules with the click of a button, saving time and eliminating the possibility of transfer errors. It also facilitates easy transfer at any step of the process to all major CAD formats and other third-party CFD and FEA packages.
 
Final designs can then be easily imported into our industry-leading CAM software, MAX-PAC, to create efficient 5-axis machining solutions.
 
Our integrated design and manufacturing software tools provide designers with a cost-effective, concurrent development approach that balances issues of performance, reliability, cost-effectiveness, and manufacturability.
 
 
 

Agile Products Support (APS)

APS is Concepts NREC’s software maintenance and support program that elevates us from just a software provider to a valued partner. 

An APS subscription is included with all annual licenses and is a highly-recommended option for perpetual software licenses. Every software customer is supported for one month following purchase for any installation questions that may arise. Learn more on the Agile Products Support Membership Benefits Datasheet

  • Free software updates
  • One business day response times
  • Expert technical assistance
  • Major discounts on software workshops
  • Discounted professional development course
  • Annual balloting system for development planning
  • Annual Meetings
 Turbomachinery Innovation Forum

Aerospace Gas Turbines & Microturbines

 
 
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Latest Blog Articles

The Agile Engineering System™: What is the history and where is the future?
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The Agile Engineering System™: What is the history and where is the future?
by Dr. Dave Japikse, CEO/Chairman & Founder, Concepts NREC
Dave Japikse, the CEO/Chairman & Founder of Concepts NREC, discusses the integrated software tools developed specifically for the design and analysis of turbomachinery. Examples include thermodynamic cycle modeling and CFD analysis of a refrigeration cycle, analyzing thermal stresses in steady operating and off-design conditions, and optimization to speed up the design process and improve overall design accuracy.
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Compressor Design : Axial, Mixed, or Radial?
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Compressor Design : Axial, Mixed, or Radial?
by Mark R. Anderson, CTO of Concepts NREC
With so many papers out there, I like to pass the word along when a particularly good one comes my way. My favorite paper for 2021 was titled “SELECTING A COMPRESSOR MERIDIONAL TOPOLOGY: AXIAL, MIXED, RADIAL”. A good paper doesn’t just show how clever the authors are (though they clearly are) but it teaches the reader something that they can use in their trade. The lead authors of the paper were appropriately named Smyth and Miller. Not the Smith of the acclaimed Smith chart but clearly inspired by his similar namesake. The two hail from the Whittle Lab at the University of Cambridge.
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Rocket Turbopump Development: Epumps, A Potential Propulsion Game Changer
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Rocket Turbopump Development: Epumps, A Potential Propulsion Game Changer
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Dave Japikse, the CEO/Chairman & Founder of Concepts NREC, speaks to e-pumps as a potential propulsion game changer, as well as ongoing rocket turbopump development and design considerations.
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