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The Evolution of Digital Turbomachinery Design

Computational turbomachinery design and the use of commercial computational fluid dynamic (CFD) codes to solve industrial engineering problems has come a long way since it was first introduced in the early 1990s.

However, over the years, CFD and the optimization of rotating parts has become an affordable, straight-forward process, and it’s no longer technology used only for large corporations or academia. Small to medium-sized companies and start-ups have been enabled to create the new designs of pumps, blowers, fans, compressors, and turbines very effectively and in a short period of time.


Michelle Segrest and Ralph-Peter Müller
Empowering Pumps & Equipment magazine, January 2022