White River Junction, VT, USA – March 20, 2017 — Concepts NREC and Purdue University are pleased to announce a new strategic partnership aimed at advancing the state of the art of turbomachinery design software. Researchers and students at the High-Speed Compressor Research Laboratory at Purdue will use Concepts NREC’s Agile Engineering Design System® to generate and evaluate new designs for axial and centrifugal compressors. The software suite will help researchers and students advance their exploration into ways to increase the performance and durability of compressors.
This partnership provides tremendous benefits to all parties. The lab will have access to industry-leading Computer-aided Engineering software specialized for turbomachinery including COMPAL® and AxCent®, students will get experience on software used by many global companies, and Concepts NREC will gain valuable feedback on ways to add functionality to its software based on the lab’s cutting edge research.
According to John Fabian, Senior Research Scientist, “We needed software to design and analyze turbomachinery to complement our experimental capabilities. We decided to work with Concepts NREC because of their extensive experience in turbomachinery design and the advanced capabilities of their software.”
Peter Weitzman, VP and General Manager of the software business at Concepts NREC commented, “We are looking forward to a strong collaboration with Purdue University to advance the state of the art in turbomachinery design. It is something that Concepts NREC has pursued for over 60 years and the reason we work with so many of the top research universities in the world.”