Concepts NREC Updates Agile Engineering Design System to v2023.1

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Concepts NREC released its Agile Engineering Design System software suite for turbomachinery CAE and CAM applications.

Concepts NREC has announced the latest release of its Agile Engineering Design System software suite for turbomachinery computer-aided engineering (CAE) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) applications.

The updated CAE release features improved capabilities for designing multi-stage radial turbines using RITAL and AxCent modules. Additionally, a new cavitation model has been introduced to PUMPAL, along with a new design methodology based on "suction specific speed" (Nss), derived from decades of turbopump engineering experience. The AXIAL solver for meanline design of axial turbines and compressors has been optimized to run significantly faster when employing real fluid thermodynamics, with the same improvements seen in RITAL. In AxCent, importing multi-stage axial compressor and turbine geometries has been streamlined, and the conversion between various parameterizations has been simplified.

The latest version of MAX-PAC software for creating 5-axis machining toolpaths includes new blade finishing options for more consistent step-overs and reduced cycle times. MAX-PAC v2023.1 also features the ability to define coordinate systems and utilize these systems to transform machine simulation setups. Moreover, the Mixer toolpaths introduced in the previous version have been enhanced to decrease calculation time and support additional roughing methods.


Dr. Peter Weitzman, President of Agile Engineering Software, stated: "We stay engaged with our installed customer base of hundreds of users to get feedback on what they need to design and manufacture state-of-the-art turbomachinery and are always looking to add novel and cutting-edge capabilities to our software."

He added that the company is excited to see the new machines developed using the latest software revision, which now includes multi-stage radial turbines for various industrial processes. The updated release also benefits from the expertise of Concepts NREC's in-house engineering team, who have developed new cavitation models for pump designers worldwide.