Concepts NREC is pleased to announce that the Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory (NDTL) will use Concepts NREC’s Agile Engineering Design System® to generate and evaluate new designs for their turbines and compressors. NDTL’s first project will be designing a deswirl blade row for their single stage compressor facility. The software will also be integrated into both the undergraduate and graduate courses they have in propulsion and turbomachinery.
“We are currently using Concept NREC's Agile Engineering Design System to design and analyze components that will be used for a research program involving an axial flow compressor”, explained Dr. Michael Bilka, Research Scientist at NDTL and Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. “This includes blade design and CFD analysis. The Agile software is used to quickly iterate blade design trade-offs to meet aerodynamic performance objectives.”