Design Software Solutions

The Concepts NREC design software solutions are industry-focused, customized bundles of our CAE design products. Unlike general purpose software products, the Agile design suite has been developed by turbomachinery experts, for the turbomachinery industry. Our solutions provide the designer an experience of faster, cheaper, and better turbomachinery design.

At the meanline level, the wizard-based inputs and rapid 1D solvers simplify the process for achieving an initial sizing of the machine. Performance maps leverage these same solvers through multi-point analysis to investigate the full range of operation rather than just a single design point. The seamless vertical integration between 1D and 3D design through the Agile link eliminates unnecessary solid model manipulation in the design workflow.

Once in our flagship AxCent 3D design product, the design can be quickly fine-tuned using pre-defined blade parameterizations and distributions. 2D analysis tools such as multi-stream tube (MST) and throughflow allow real-time visualization of the impact of each geometry modification.

Pre-processing of the 3D CFD analysis is completed without leaving the comfort of the AxCent design interface. Once ready, the CFD analysis can be directly initiated to run using the Cadence CFD product(s) and post-processing of those results can be completed within the AxCent interface, leveraging custom turbomachinery-specific visualization. For those that are using a non-Cadence CFD product, there are export functions that accommodate this break in the tool chain.

For those looking to truly push the boundaries, optimization solutions are available. Here, a designer can provide design input parameters, objectives, and constraints and leverage the power of an optimization engine. This technique can also be used in a more comprehensive approach to achieve better overall performance for multiple objectives (design points) as well as across multiple disciplines (i.e. CFD + FEA for each design).

The future of turbomachinery design is here!

Concepts NREC is happy to announce that the transition of our design tools to the OMNIS platform is well underway! AXIAL, our axial turbine and compressor meanline design and analysis product, has already made the transition. In addition, much of the axial context of our flagship 3-D design product, AxCent®, has also been migrated to this new platform.

OMNIS will empower turbomachinery designers by leveraging the power of Concepts NREC and Cadence/NUMECA design & analysis tools to push the boundaries of performance and durability, all in a single interface.

One Platform, One Workflow

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World's best design software specialized for turbomachinery

The Agile Engineering Design System®,  is continuously refined through a rigorous development process. The process incorporates the most recent test data and the latest theoretical advances to aid in the design, analysis, and manufacturing of pumps, compressors, turbines, turbochargers, blowers, and fans.

These sophisticated software tools empower designers and product development teams worldwide and enable innovative solutions by applying a cost-effective concurrent development approach that balances issues of performance, reliability, operating life, and low-cost manufacturability.

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World's best design software specialized for turbomachinery

The Agile Engineering Design System®,  is continuously refined through a rigorous development process. The process incorporates the most recent test data and the latest theoretical advances to aid in the design, analysis, and manufacturing of pumps, compressors, turbines, turbochargers, blowers, and fans.

These sophisticated software tools empower designers and product development teams worldwide and enable innovative solutions by applying a cost-effective concurrent development approach that balances issues of performance, reliability, operating life, and low-cost manufacturability.

Meanline Approach - AXIALTM (Axial Compressors & Turbines)
Meanline Approach - COMPAL® (Radial Compressors)
Meanline Approach - PUMPALTM (Axial & Radial Pumps)
Meanline Approach - FANPALTM (Axial & Radial Fans)
Meanline Approach - RITALTM (Radial Turbines)
3D Geometric Design - AxCent®
CFD Option - FINETM/Turbo
Pre- & Post -Processor - pbPostTM
FEA Option - Pushbutton FEATM
Gas Turbine Blade Cooling - CTAADSTM (Axial Turbines)
Optimization - TurboOpt IITM
Thermodynamic Cycle Analysis - CYCALTM
Rotodynamics - Dyrobes®
Gas Turbine Cycle Analysis  - GasTurb® (Radial & Axial Compressors, Axial Turbines)

World's best design software specialized for turbomachinery

The Agile Engineering Design System®,  is continuously refined through a rigorous development process. The process incorporates the most recent test data and the latest theoretical advances to aid in the design, analysis, and manufacturing of pumps, compressors, turbines, turbochargers, blowers, and fans.

These sophisticated software tools empower designers and product development teams worldwide and enable innovative solutions by applying a cost-effective concurrent development approach that balances issues of performance, reliability, operating life, and low-cost manufacturability.

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Preliminary Design

  • COMPAL® - Radial and mixed-flow compressors
  • PUMPAL® - Centrifugal, mixed-flow, and axial pumps
  • RITAL™- Radial and mixed-flow turbines
  • FANPAL™ - Axial, radial, or mixed-flow fans for single and multiple stages
  • AXIAL™ - Multistage axial compressors and gas, steam, and hydraulic turbines

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Preliminary Design

Our preliminary design suite uses a meanline approach to rapidly size and analyze single or multistage machines. Each specialized module features a design wizard that leads users through the process. Our preliminary design software modules for turbomachinery design are:

  • COMPAL® - Radial and mixed-flow compressors

  • PUMPAL® - Centrifugal, mixed-flow, and axial pumps

  • RITAL™- Radial and mixed-flow turbines

  • FANPAL™ - Axial, radial, or mixed-flow fans for single and multiple stages

  • AXIAL™ - Multistage axial compressors and gas, steam, and hydraulic turbines

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Detailed Design

  • AxCent® - Detailed 3D geometric design and rapid 2D flow analysis of single and multistage axial and radial turbomachinery

  • FINE/pbCFD™ and FINE™/Turbo - Specialized 3D flow analysis that provides advanced CFD through our partnership with Cadence/NUMECA.

  • PbPost™ - Pushbutton post-processing module that enables FINE™/Turbo to be launched from within the AxCent® environment. It can also import the FINE/Turbo CFD results back into the AxCent viewing environment.

  • Pushbutton FEA™ - Specialized 3D FEA analysis with highly automated preprocessing and postprocessing functions

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Specialized Design

  • CTAADS™ - Cooled Turbine Airfoil Agile Design System for advanced 3D modeling of cooling systems for axial turbine vanes and blades

  • TurboOPT II™ - Holistic optimizer and stress analysis

  • Dyrobes™ - Modeling dynamics of rotor bearing systems

  • GasTurb™ - Simulated gas turbine performance

Preliminary Design

Our preliminary design suite uses a meanline approach to rapidly size and analyze single or multistage machines. Each specialized module features a design wizard that leads users through the process. Our preliminary design software modules for turbomachinery design are:

  • COMPAL® - Radial and mixed-flow compressors

  • PUMPAL® - Centrifugal, mixed-flow, and axial pumps

  • RITAL™- Radial and mixed-flow turbines

  • FANPAL™ - Axial, radial, or mixed-flow fans for single and multiple stages

  • AXIAL™ - Multistage axial compressors and gas, steam, and hydraulic turbines

Detailed Design

  • AxCent® - Detailed 3D geometric design and rapid 2D flow analysis of single and multistage axial and radial turbomachinery

  • FINE/pbCFD™ and FINE™/Turbo - Specialized 3D flow analysis that provides advanced CFD through our partnership with Cadence/NUMECA.

  • PbPost™ - Pushbutton post-processing module that enables FINE™/Turbo to be launched from within the AxCent® environment. It can also import the FINE/Turbo CFD results back into the AxCent viewing environment.

  • Pushbutton FEA™ - Specialized 3D FEA analysis with highly automated preprocessing and postprocessing functions

Specialized Design

  • CTAADS™ - Cooled Turbine Airfoil Agile Design System for advanced 3D modeling of cooling systems for axial turbine vanes and blades

  • TurboOPT II™ - Holistic optimizer and stress analysis

  • Dyrobes™ - Modeling dynamics of rotor bearing systems

  • GasTurb™ - Simulated gas turbine performance

  • Our preliminary design suite uses a meanline approach to rapidly size and analyze single or multistage machines. Each specialized module features a design wizard that leads users through the process. Our preliminary design software modules for turbomachinery design are:

    • COMPAL® - Radial and mixed-flow compressors

    • PUMPAL® - Centrifugal, mixed-flow, and axial pumps

    • RITAL™- Radial and mixed-flow turbines

    • FANPAL™ - Axial, radial, or mixed-flow fans for single and multiple stages

    • AXIAL™ - Multistage axial compressors and gas, steam, and hydraulic turbines

    • AxCent® - Detailed 3D geometric design and rapid 2D flow analysis of single and multistage axial and radial turbomachinery

    • FINE/pbCFD™ and FINE™/Turbo - Specialized 3D flow analysis that provides advanced CFD through our partnership with Cadence/NUMECA.

    • PbPost™ - Pushbutton post-processing module that enables FINE™/Turbo to be launched from within the AxCent® environment. It can also import the FINE/Turbo CFD results back into the AxCent viewing environment.

    • Pushbutton FEA™ - Specialized 3D FEA analysis with highly automated preprocessing and postprocessing functions

    • CTAADS™ - Cooled Turbine Airfoil Agile Design System for advanced 3D modeling of cooling systems for axial turbine vanes and blades

    • TurboOPT II™ - Holistic optimizer and stress analysis

    • Dyrobes™ - Modeling dynamics of rotor bearing systems

    • GasTurb™ - Simulated gas turbine performance

Our preliminary design suite uses a meanline approach to rapidly size and analyze single or multistage machines. Each specialized module features a design wizard that leads users through the process. Our preliminary design software modules for turbomachinery design are:

  • COMPAL® - Radial and mixed-flow compressors

  • PUMPAL® - Centrifugal, mixed-flow, and axial pumps

  • RITAL™- Radial and mixed-flow turbines

  • FANPAL™ - Axial, radial, or mixed-flow fans for single and multiple stages

  • AXIAL™ - Multistage axial compressors and gas, steam, and hydraulic turbines

  • AxCent® - Detailed 3D geometric design and rapid 2D flow analysis of single and multistage axial and radial turbomachinery

  • FINE/pbCFD™ and FINE™/Turbo - Specialized 3D flow analysis that provides advanced CFD through our partnership with Cadence/NUMECA.

  • PbPost™ - Pushbutton post-processing module that enables FINE™/Turbo to be launched from within the AxCent® environment. It can also import the FINE/Turbo CFD results back into the AxCent viewing environment.

  • Pushbutton FEA™ - Specialized 3D FEA analysis with highly automated preprocessing and postprocessing functions

  • CTAADS™ - Cooled Turbine Airfoil Agile Design System for advanced 3D modeling of cooling systems for axial turbine vanes and blades

  • TurboOPT II™ - Holistic optimizer and stress analysis

  • Dyrobes™ - Modeling dynamics of rotor bearing systems

  • GasTurb™ - Simulated gas turbine performance

Agile Products Support (APS)

APS is the subscription maintenance and support program for all products in the Agile Engineering Design System®.

APS is included with all annual licenses and is a highly recommended option for perpetual software licenses. Every software customer, regardless of APS subscription status, is supported for one month following purchase for any installation questions that may arise.

Learn more about the additional benefits of the subscription on the Agile Products Support Membership Benefits Datasheet

  • Free software updates
  • One business day response times
  • Expert technical assistance
  • 24/7 Feedback
  • Annual Meetings
  • Discounted professional development course

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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.

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Contact Us

North America

Mr. Don Roberson
Concepts NREC
Phone: 802-280-6181
Fax: 802-296-2325
Email: droberson@conceptsnrec.com  

Latin America

Dr. David Schowalter
Concepts NREC
Phone: 781-937-4626
Fax: 802-296-2325
Email: dschowalter@conceptsnrec.com 

EMEA

Mr. Claudio Raia

ConceptsNREC

Phone: +39 366 2180259

Email: craia@conceptsnrec.com

India

Mr. Hari Prasad
Cadence/NUMECA India Software PVT LTD
Office: +91 80 6555 5673
Email: hari.prasad@numeca.com

Greater China & SE Asia

Mr. Peng Wang
Concepts NREC
Mobile: +86 186 1128 2696
Email: pwang@conceptsnrec.com

South Korea

Dr. Hoyoun Kim
KIMHUA Technologies, Inc.
Phone: 82-02-556-1257
Fax: 82-02-556-4020
Email: hykim@kimhua.co.kr

Japan

Mr. Motonari Takahashi
Daiichi System Engineering (DSE)
Phone: 81-52-857-1715
Fax: 81-52-857-1711
E-mail: sales-CN@dse-corp.co.jp 

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