Concepts NREC

June 08, 2012 10:31 ET

Concepts NREC Turbomachinery Experts Available at Turbo Expo 2012 and Engine Expo 2012

CN Experts Present Two Technical Papers at Turbo Expo, and Exhibit Comprehensive CAE/CAM Design Software, and Turbocharger Design and Development Expertise at Engine Expo

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT--(Marketwire - Jun 8, 2012) - Concepts NREC (CN), a world leader in turbomachinery design and development, providing engineering services, advanced CAE/CAM software, manufacturing services, and turbomachinery education programs, today announced that its turbomachinery experts will present two technical papers at ASME Turbo Expo, at the Bella Center in Copenhagen, Denmark, June 11-15, 2012. The papers will highlight the use of modern design software to develop asymmetric twin-entry turbines and ported shroud compressor housings, both used in turbocharging. CN will also present an overview of its design software, Agile Engineering Design System®, on the exhibitor stage, and will be exhibiting in Booth #2109. Concurrently, CN will be exhibiting at Engine Expo 2012 in Messe Stuttgart, Germany, June 12-14, 2012, Hall 3 Stand 3249.

Technical Paper Presentations at Turbo Expo
On June 12 at 11:45 a.m., during the session "Turbochargers: Design and Optimization," Dr. Nicholas Baines, Distinguished Corporate Fellow, will present the paper "Meanline Modeling of Radial Inflow Turbine with Twin-entry Scroll." Twin-entry turbines are widely used in turbocharging as a means of using the exhaust pulse energy of multi-cylinder engines. For modern engines where high levels of exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) are required, an asymmetric twin-entry turbine has been shown to have considerable advantages; however, such turbines require a more developed approach to analysis and design than usual. Dr. Baines will describe the meanline model for a radial inflow turbine with a twin-entry scroll that has been developed to address this.

On June 14 at 3:00 p.m., during the session "Centrifugal Compressors IV (Design and Optimization)," Dr. Shuo Li, Senior Engineer, Software Trainer, and Project Manager, will present the paper "Meanline Modeling of Ported Shroud Turbocharger Compressor." The requirements for higher fuel economy and better diesel and gasoline engines demand a wider range in turbocharger compressor operation. Ported shroud compressor housing is one of the most commonly used techniques for compressor map width enhancement. Although the general mechanism of such a flow feature is well understood, there are no readily available design tools to guide the engineers at the preliminary design stage. Designers have had to rely on three-dimensional (3D) CFD tools to sort out many design variables, but these tools can be prohibitively expensive. In this presentation, Dr. Li will explain how to develop a ported shroud compressor model on top of a commercial meanline compressor design program to obviate the need to use expensive 3D CFD tools.

CN Design Software Presentations at Turbo Expo
On June 12 at 2:30 p.m., CN's Senior Vice President of Software and Chief Engineer, Dr. Colin Osborne, will deliver the presentation "Clean Sheet Turbocharger Designs Using Expanded Agile Turbomachinery Systems from Concepts NREC" on the Exhibitor Presentation Stage.

In Booth #2109, CN's Drs. Osborne, Baines, and Li, as well as Dr. Louis Larosiliere, Director of Aero/Hydro Design, and Fred Becker, Director of Engineering Sales, will be on hand to discuss any turbomachinery challenges that attendees may have, and to demonstrate the Agile Engineering Design System, the only commercially available design and analysis software that encompasses and integrates the entire engineering process for radial, axial, and mixed-flow turbomachinery components.

Turbo Expo Presentation Details
Session: "Meanline Modeling of Radial Inflow Turbine with Twin-entry Scroll"
Presenter: Dr. Baines
Date: June 12, 2012
Time: 11:45 a.m.
Location: Room BV1/TB-20-6

Exhibitor Stage Presentation: "Clean Sheet Turbocharger Designs Using Expanded Agile Turbomachinery Systems from Concepts NREC"
Presenter: Dr. Osborne
Date: June 12, 2012
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Location: Exhibitor Stage

Session: "Meanline Modeling of Ported Shroud Turbocharger Compressor"
Presenter: Dr. Li
Date: June 14, 2012
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Room AUD 15/ThC-38-4

CN at Engine Expo
Optimizing turbocharger design and development has become increasingly important as governments around the world demand compliance with increasingly stringent emission and noise regulations. CN's Turbomachinery Specialist Carl Fredriksson, and Managing Director of EMEA Illias Mustafa will be on hand in Hall 3 Stand 3249 to discuss how the unique combination of CN's turbomachinery design expertise and comprehensive CAE/CAM software helps organizations with the design and development of turbochargers, an integral element of engine development today.

About ASME Turbo Expo
ASME Turbo Expo - Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition will combine a technical program, equipment exhibit, keynote session, facility tours, continuing education workshops, and other activities. In addition to alternative fuels, ASME Turbo Expo 2012 will cover engine design, materials, fans and blowers, cogeneration, and combustion diagnostics, among other topics. Presentations will focus on the latest advances in research, experimentation, and system applications. The conference will be held June 11-15, at the Bella Center.

For more information on ASME Turbo Expo 2012, visit the Web site at or contact the ASME International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI) at 404-847-0072.

IGTI, headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., supports the exchange of information focused on improving the design, manufacture, operation and maintenance, and environmental impact of gas turbines, turbo-machinery, and related equipment.

About ASME
ASME helps the global engineering community develop solutions to real world challenges. Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society. ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education and professional development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world. For more information, visit

About Engine Expo
Engine Expo celebrates its 14th anniversary with leading companies from around the world, exhibiting the latest engine components, materials, and manufacturing technologies, along with a free-to-attend Open Technology Forum plus the International Engine of the Year Awards. Engine Expo is a must-attend event for car, truck, and bus engine design and manufacturing teams in 2012. In 2012 the show will once again incorporate the Electric and Hybrid Technology Pavilion which was launched in 2010.

About Concepts NREC
Concepts NREC is a leading worldwide organization providing turbomachinery design, engineering services, manufacturing, and CAE/CAM software, with a staff of over 100 professionals at its facilities in Wilder, VT, and Chelmsford, MA. For more than half a century, Concepts NREC has provided manufacturers, users, government agencies, and the engineering community with technology tools, services, and products that have met their needs, helped achieve their goals, and aided in development and production of some of the world's most advanced products. Concepts NREC is headquartered at 217 Billings Farm Road, White River Junction, VT, 05001-9486. Telephone: 802-296-2321. Facsimile: 802-296-2325. For more information, visit


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