CTAADS™

CAE Software for Blade Cooling

The Cooled Turbine Airfoil Agile Design System (CTAADS) provides a systematic and rapid 3D modeling approach to cooling-system design for cooled axial turbine vanes and blades. The system includes many special features that can significantly reduce the total time and cost to generate airfoil cooling-passage geometry and perform a complete 3D thermal analysis.

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Software Highlights - Aero Load Mapping

    • Integrated suite of independent software modules

    • Efficient data transfer and sharing

    • Complete 3D thermal analysis including film holes, impingement holes, trailing edge exit slots, pedestals, and thermal barrier coating

    • 3D airfoil model represented with geometric finite elements

    • Fast finite difference thermal solver 

    • User-defined pressure loss and heat-transfer correlations (for internal cooling airflow model)

    • User-defined film effectiveness curves

    • Airfoil core and 3D solid-model generation

    • Automatic 3D mesh generation

    • Internal cooling airflow model

    • External airfoil boundary conditions

    • Film effectiveness

    • Automatic boundary conditions mapping

    • Steady-state thermal analysis

    • Post processing

  • Integrated suite of independent software modules

  • Efficient data transfer and sharing

  • Complete 3D thermal analysis including film holes, impingement holes, trailing edge exit slots, pedestals, and thermal barrier coating

  • 3D airfoil model represented with geometric finite elements

  • Fast finite difference thermal solver 

  • User-defined pressure loss and heat-transfer correlations (for internal cooling airflow model)

  • User-defined film effectiveness curves

  • Airfoil core and 3D solid-model generation

  • Automatic 3D mesh generation

  • Internal cooling airflow model

  • External airfoil boundary conditions

  • Film effectiveness

  • Automatic boundary conditions mapping

  • Steady-state thermal analysis

  • Post processing

CTAADS
  • Integrated suite of independent software modules
  • Efficient data transfer and sharing
  • Complete 3D thermal analysis including film holes, impingement holes, trailing edge exit slots, pedestals, and thermal barrier coating
  • 3D airfoil model represented with geometric finite elements
  • Fast finite difference thermal solver 
  • User-defined pressure loss and heat-transfer correlations (for internal cooling airflow model)
  • User-defined film effectiveness curves

Basic System Components

  • Airfoil core and 3D solid-model generation
  • Automatic 3D mesh generation
  • Internal cooling airflow model
  • External airfoil boundary conditions
  • Film effectiveness
  • Automatic boundary conditions mapping
  • Steady-state thermal analysis
  • Post processing

Feature Highlights

  • Integrated suite of independent software modules

  • Efficient data transfer and sharing

  • Complete 3D thermal analysis including film holes, impingement holes, trailing edge exit slots, pedestals, and thermal barrier coating

  • 3D airfoil model represented with geometric finite elements

  • Fast finite difference thermal solver 

  • User-defined pressure loss and heat-transfer correlations (for internal cooling airflow model)

  • User-defined film effectiveness curves

Basic System Components

  • Airfoil core and 3D solid-model generation

  • Automatic 3D mesh generation

  • Internal cooling airflow model

  • External airfoil boundary conditions

  • Film effectiveness

  • Automatic boundary conditions mapping

  • Steady-state thermal analysis

  • Post processing

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CTAADS Brochure

CTAADS is CAE software with a systematic and rapid 3D modeling approach to turbine blade cooling methods for cooled axial turbine vanes and blades.

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