Taking Turbomachine Designs for a Supersonic Spin on Titan – Scientific Computing

Scientific Computing Taking Turbomachine Designs for a Supersonic Spin on Titan Scientific Computing The tip clearance vortex between rotor tip and casing in a state of deterioration as “ Engineering turbomachines that routinely punch past the…

 

Ramgen Power Systems — a small research and development company in Bellevue, WA, that specializes in energy-related applications of supersonic aircraft technology — is using the Titan supercomputer managed by the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to optimize novel designs based on aerospace shock wave compression technology for gas compression systems, such as carbon dioxide compressors.

“The technology Ramgen is trying to develop is unlike traditional turbomachines,” said Allan Grosvenor, senior engineering and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) lead who was instrumental in this work. “Developing something new and different necessitates a unique understanding of complicated aerodynamics taking place in these machines.”

Source: www.scientificcomputing.com

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