A number of technical publications using PROOSIS as their modelling and simulation tool have been presented in ASME’s premier turbomachinery technical conference and exposition.

For the first time in its 60 years, the ASME TURBO EXPO 2016 was held in Asia and specifically in Seoul, South Korea from 13 to 17 June. As the most important international turbomachinery event of the year, it gathered 3000 participants from industry, research, government and academia from all over the world. With over 1000 technical papers in more than 300 technical sessions, tutorials and panel discussions and an exposition staging the products from over 80 companies, the conference offered its attendees the opportunity to gain useful insight into current technological achievements and future research trends and to connect with colleagues from around the world.

The conference’s Keynote theme “Energy and Propulsion in the Information Age” and the plenary sessions in the following days emphasized the significant opportunities for profit, reliability and performance increases in the turbomachinery industry which are created from the intersection between the physical and digital worlds. Modelling and Simulation capabilities play a central role in exploiting these opportunities and PROOSIS, as a state-of-the art gas turbine modelling and simulation environment, is already making a significant contribution.

PROOSIS participated in this conference through eight (8) technical papers from the National Technical University of Athens in Greece, Cranfield University in the UK and ISAE Toulouse in France. Specifically, PROOSIS and its TURBO library were used to model and simulate advanced engine concepts such as the Open Rotor which is considered the powerplant for next generation single aisle aircraft. Three (3) papers were presented on this subject (GT2016-56645, GT2016-57918 and GT2016-57921) in which PROOSIS was used to develop performance models of the novel engine components such as the contra-rotating propellers and turbines and perform studies at component and engine levels. PROOSIS multi-fidelity simulation capabilities were exemplified in paper GT2016-56617 that demonstrated the integration of an in-house two-dimensional fan code into a PROOSIS turbofan engine model. In the spirit of the conference’s keynote theme, PROOSIS was also used to develop the digital ‘twins’ of two gas turbines in a Combined Heat and Power plant for health and performance monitoring purposes (GT2016-57722). The ability of the TURBO library in PROOSIS to deal with transient phenomena was showcased in GT2016-57257 where model predictions are compared with engine measurements. Finally, PROOSIS potential for multi-disciplinary simulations was highlighted in papers GT2016-57700 and GT2016-57272 that deal with different aspects of gas turbine solar hybridization.

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