GasTurb™ is a powerful and flexible gas turbine cycle program that simulates the most important gas turbine configurations used for propulsion or power generation. It simplifies the tasks that performance engineers encounter most frequently with a user-friendly interface that presents information in both easy to understand lists as well as graphically.
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:
Dyrobes™ is rotordynamics software based on Finite Element Analysis (FEA), it allows for multishaft designs and modeling of bearing housings and mix at continuous/discrete elements. The FEA technique also provides more accurate predictions of natural frequencies, forced response, and rotor stability.