Inverse Design of Aeronautical Turbines in Avio S.p.A Design Process

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.

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. Advanced Design Technology (ADT) was one of those selected centres of excellence that Avio S.p.A decided to work with.

Our 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 the company’s appeal on the international market.


Avio Aero Case Study Cover-min


“By using TURBOdesign1 it is very easy to modify the loading distribution and hence control the mach number distribution on the blades” said E. Spano. Avio S.p.A Technical Direction, Research Department, Know-how Engineering. 

Inside this case study, you'll find the design objectives, which included improving turbine thermodynamic efficiency and cutting design time by at least 30, and what were the most important parts of the process.

The case study also discusses what Avio were searching for when they chose to use TURBOdesign Suite in the first place. See how their internal review on the entire design process and search for a centre of excellence led to ADT.


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Mehrdad Zangeneh

Mehrdad Zangeneh is Founder and Managing Director of Advanced Design Technology and professor of Thermofluids at University College London.

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