Transonic Axial Fan, Compressor and Turbine Design



The Inverse Design method enables direct control of shock strength in axial transonic fans, compressors and turbines.

Our TURBOdesign Suite software applies the 3D Inverse Design method to the design of transonic axial fans, compressors and turbines. With inverse design you can optimize performance, increase efficiency and reduce development time by putting designers in direct control of the aerodynamic design process.

Breakthrough Designs


An inverse approach can be used to design high efficiency transonic axial fans, compressors and turbines.

Comparison between CFD results of TURBOdesign1 versus conventional design.

In this figure the static pressure contours and surface streamlines on the suction surface of a transonic axial compressor are compared between a conventional design and inverse designed rotor. The dark blue region corresponds to low static pressure and the sudden change in contours to green corresponds to where the shockwave his pressure surface. In conventional design the shocks extends from 25% span to tip. In the inverse designed rotor the shock strength is reduced substantially from 60% span to the tip. This reduction of shock strength also reduces strong spanwise secondary flow caused by strong shock as observed in the conventionally designed rotor.

Transonic Axial Fans, Compressors and Turbines Applications


A brief summary introduction to the different applications you can use TDS for.

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