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Computer Based Optimisation and Automation of Analysis and Design Processes in Aero Engine Development

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Alexander Karl, Roland Hansen, Michael Pfitzner

Rolls-Royce Deutschland, Dahlewitz, Germany

Paper No. GT2002-30498, pp. 93-101; 9 pages
  • ASME Turbo Expo 2002: Power for Land, Sea, and Air
  • Volume 1: Turbo Expo 2002
  • Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 3–6, 2002
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 0-7918-3606-1 | eISBN: 0-7918-3601-0
  • Copyright © 2002 by ASME


Many variants of designs of different engine components have to be analysed in detail during the design and subsequent optimisation of modern aero engines. This often involves repetitive tasks and even today this process still contains a considerable amount of manual work for the majority of the tasks in the design process. Experts from different technical disciplines are involved and several different analysis tools are used. An automation of this process not only saves a lot of time during the design phase; it also increases the quality of the design since many more design variants can be screened. In the present paper the integration of different analysis codes and optimisation tools into an automated process using off-the-shelf software is described. A mix of commercial and in-house codes is integrated in a loose coupling way. Several applications from different areas of aero engine design are described. It is shown that in all cases the computer based optimisation and the process automation yields results of equal or better technical quality compared to the original hand optimised ones or improves the understanding of the design space. In addition, the necessary wall-clock time to reach the results was in all cases a fraction of that of the manual process.

Copyright © 2002 by ASME



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