TDT Celebrates One Year as ADT Distributor


TURBOdesign Technology, Inc. (TDT), an aerodynamic and hydrodynamic turbomachinery design software and engineering services company, will soon mark its first full year as exclusive U.S. distributor of Advanced Design Technology’s (ADT) TURBOdesign Suite.

The timing of TDT’s anniversary coincides with its newest free webinar, “Key Advantages of 3D Inverse Design in Turbomachinery Design Process,” which will be presented on March 7 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time.

TDT opened for business March 1, 2011, to sell the TURBOdesign Suite as well as engineering services, using the 3D Inverse Design approach. Since then, TDT has opened a second location in Austin, Texas, and has worked with original equipment manufacturers and engineering design firms in aerospace, automotive, electronic cooling, industrial pumps, industrial turbomachinery, power generation, refrigeration & air conditioning, and ventilation industries.

According to TDT customer, Dr. Guy Phuong, senior development engineer, of McQuay International, “McQuay International delivers engineered, flexible solutions for commercial, industrial and institutional HVAC requirements with reliable products, knowledgeable applications expertise and responsive support. Working with TDT and using the 3D Inverse Design capabilities of the TURBOdesign Suite has saved us significant time. We are working on a project with TDT to improve the performance of one product with promising results. We hope this improvement can be made across the product line.”

The 3D Inverse Design approach enables users to describe loading criteria then output a blade design based on those criteria, which is essentially the reverse of how most other computer-aided design software systems for turbomachinery work.

According to Dr. Judy Busby, author of numerous turbomachinery design papers and vice president of technology and operations for TDT, “The TURBOdesign Suite provides a more systematic approach to the aerodynamic design problem. Furthermore, once an optimum input specification for a given design criteria (such as minimum loss, cavitation suppression, secondary flow suppression, etc.) has been obtained, it can be used to develop new prototypes very rapidly, thereby reducing development time for new designs.”

Interest in the 3D Inverse Design approach has increased as word of user successes has spread. In response, TDT is now offering the free webinar, “Key Advantages of 3D Inverse Design in Turbomachinery Design Process,” on March 7 at 1:00 p.m. ET.

The webinar will be presented by Mehrdad Zangeneh, professor of thermofluids at University College London and founding director of ADT. For 26 years, Zangeneh has developed advanced turbomachinery design codes based on the 3D Inverse Design approach and automatic optimization to turbomachinery design. His research has resulted in important breakthroughs in turbomachinery and marine propulsor design, and he has been granted six international patents. In 2000, Zangeneh was awarded the Japan’s Turbomachinery Society’s Gold Medal, and in 2003 he was awarded the Donald Julius Grone Prize by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in UK.

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