Concepts NREC offers specialized 3D flow analysis software modules in conjunction with our partnership with Cadence/NUMECA. FINE/pbCFD and FINE/Turbo provide Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for the Agile Engineering Design System®. Both are fully integrated with AxCent®, Concepts NREC’s 3D turbomachinery geometry design program, to deliver seamless and efficient transfer of geometry and flow settings.
AxCent easily handles the most complex blade geometry. A partial list of blade design features include:
Other design features include:
Recent 3D features include:
Design before editing
Design after editing
AxCent includes a number of CFD-based solvers:
Four-stage axial compressor case study showing results from both Throughflow and Blade-to-Blade solvers:
Throughflow ran in under 25 seconds - best for axial machines
Blade-to-Blade ran in approximately one minute. It works on either axial or radial machines and runs fastest on radial machines.
AxCent works through direct links with all Concepts NREC meanline programs including:
AxCent can be started from any Concepts NREC meanline program (once the geometry has been set up), and can link the AxCent geometry back to the meanline design to rerun the analysis and regenerate the performance maps. Additionally, using TurboOPT II, the AxCent geometry can be linked to an internal optimizer or to a third-party optimizer such as modeFRONTIER, Isight™, VisualDOC, and IOSO.
AxCent is fully integrated with Concepts NREC FEA stress analysis programs, Pushbutton FEA™. FEA stress, thermal and modal analysis can be conducted directly through the AxCent interface.
AxCent is also compatible with many commercial and open source software packages. Some examples include:
FINE/pbCFD is a baseline tool for CFD users who are interested in a cost-effective alternative to prototype manufacturing and testing. Created for designers by designers, it generates rapid design-level CFD calculations, with equally rapid setup and run times. With fully automatic preprocessing, CFD runs can be setup with just a few keystrokes. Designers can get a full 3D Navier-Stokes solution with no more effort than a streamline-curvature or throughflow solution.
FINE/Turbo is a full-featured Flow Integrated Environment for rotating and non-rotating flow analysis in external and internal turbomachinery applications. It is the fastest CFD suite available for rotating machinery with incompressible and compressible fluids, operating from subsonic to hypersonic flow regimes. All types of multi-stage axial, radial or mixed-flow configurations are supported: compressors, turbines, pumps, fans, propellers or contra-rotating propellers. FINE/Turbo seamlessly launches with one click from AxCent.