FINE™/Design3D

Unique environment for the design and optimization of 3D turbomachinery 

 

Description

FINE™/Design3D is an integrated environment for the design and optimization of turbomachinery channels and blades. An optimization system requires a parametric modeler to define a large design space, an automatic and fast grid generator, an accurate and robust CFD solver, and an efficient optimization kernel. FINE™/Design3D meets all these requirements and enables designers to reach innovative turbomachinery geometries in an all-in-one structure:

- AutoBlade™: a 3D parametric blade modeler with an advanced fitting module to start designs either from scratch or from an existing geometry.

- FINE™/Turbo: NUMECA environment dedicated to turbomachinery flow analysis from mesh generation with AutoGrid5 to post-processing with CFView. It includes the 3D Navier-Stokes multi-block structured flow solver, recognized as the fastest and most accurate for turbomachinery configurations. Users can then benefit from the flow solver efficiency on both workstations or large HPC configurations.

- Design3D Optimization Kernel: an artificial intelligence combining the power of design of experiments, artificial neural network and advanced optimization algorithms.

FINE™/Design3D can be applied to a wide range of configurations: compressors, turbines, pumps, fan, propellers and contra-rotating propellers. Engineers will benefit from FINE™/Design3D to accelerate their design cycle and generate high performance turbomachinery geometries, taking into account their objectives and constraints. The net result is clear: the time-consuming trial and error process is replaced by an efficient self-learning algorithm.  

Key Features

AutoBlade™:

  1. General modeler for blades and channel
  2. Fully parametric with advanced dependencies between parameters
  3. Bounds associated to free parameters
  4. Fitting module for imported geometry
  5. 3D blades defined by several sections and a stacking law
  6. High-continuity of curves and surfaces definition
  7. Design analysis tools

FINE™/Turbo: Seamless coupling with FINE™/Design3D

Design3D Optimization Kernel:

  1. CFD screening for single design analysis
  2. Database generation
  3. Artificial Neural Network
  4. Self-learning database
  5. Genetic algorithm
  6. Python scripting technology

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