SAE Webcast Download

13 June 2013


A download of the webinar is now available by following the link:

PCA and ANSYS will jointly present a webinar on turbocharger compressor and turbine design using advanced simulation techniques. The Webinar is hosted by SAE international and speakers will be Chris Robinson, Ph.D., Managing Director, PCA Engineers Ltd. and Brad Hutchinson, Ph.D., Vice President, Industry Marketing, ANSYS Canada Ltd.


Thursday May 23rd, noon U.S.EDT.

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This presentation illustrates the implementation of a design-by-analysis approach in a modern, fully integrated design environment, illustrated by examples of compressor and turbine designs for small gasoline engines. Automated, numerical optimization is an emerging technology that can be deployed within such a system on several levels to eliminate much of the manual iteration and its usefulness and implementation is also described. Also, some illustrations of higher-fidelity simulation are included and their role in the design process explained.
Future prospects will be discussed: to what extent can an empirical background in turbomachinery design become redundant in the designs of new machines? What remain the major technical challenges for the developers of advanced design and analysis techniques?