When Avio S.p.A launched an internal review, it lead to a powerful revamp of the whole aero turbines design process, methodology and tools quality. Avio collaborated with Advanced Design Technology (ADT) to improve their design system by improving the whole turbine thermodynamic efficiency and save at least 30% of the engineering time or reverse it in optimizations loops.
This was also carried out on other critical disciplines governing product design and control. Several contacts had been taken with various Universities and technological centres in Europe, to identify those whose potential in terms of ‘breakthrough in turbine design’ was promising. ADT was one of those selected centres of excellence that Avio S.p.A decided to work with. The major aim in using TURBOdesign1 and TURBOdesign2 was driven by awareness of the fact that technological innovation was the leading way to capture and improve visibility and Avio's appeal on the international market.
The main objectives in using TURBOdesign1 were based on our qualitative and quantitative requirements to improve the design system. By using TURBOdesign1 Avio were able to achieve their objectives to improve the design system and shorten engineering and development time. The collaboration involved high quality technicians and scientists working in both groups, leading to a continuous exchange of feedback and suggestions to identify the most promising paths on how to use and develop TURBOdesign1 and TURBOdesign2 codes. A number of Avio products have since been designed by using the 3D inverse design technology. To read the Avio S.p.A case study in full, click on the button below.
“By using TURBOdesign1 it is very easy to modify the loading distribution and hence control the mach number distribution on the blades”
E. Spano. Avio S.p.A Technical Direction
Research Department, Know-how Engineering