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FINE/Agile™

Best-in-class turbomachinery design tool from preliminary and detailed design to full 3D steady and unsteady CFD

 

 

 

 

 

FROM 1D TO 3D

Full package containing meanline design dedicated to your specific turbomachinery applications (including pumps, turbines, propellers, etc.), as well as detailed 3D design capability using AxCent® and parametrisation. 

HIGH-QUALITY STRUCTURED AND UNSTRUCTURED GRIDS

With AutoGrid5™ benefit from a seamless integration with our structured and unstructured meshing solution containing seamless step-by-step Wizard for your topology. 

ULTRA FAST CFD SOLVERS

Get access to fastest solvers on the market with FINE™/Turbo and FINE™/Open with Openlabs thanks to the CPUBooster™ technique, Non Linear Harmonic (NLH) approach and HPC scalability.

ADVANCED FLOW VIZUALIZATION AND ANALYSIS

Dedicated turbomachinery post-processing tool with CFView™ and pbPost

 

FINE™/Agile is the result of a strong partnership between NUMECA International, with its Flow Integrated Numerical Environment, and CONCEPTS NREC with its Agile Engineering Design System®. FINE™/Agile brings the fastest and most accurate CFD suite as recognized by the worldwide turbomachinery community.

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Key features

AutoGrid5™

Parallel Mesh Generation

  • Wizard mode: optimal mesh topology based on configuration
  • Advanced geometry features: blade fillets, cooling systems, axisymmetric and non-axisymmetric effects
  • Advanced configurations: multistage, bulb, unshrouded and by-pass
  • Automated blocking and meshing of axisymmetric effects
  • Python scripting technology

 

HEXPRESS™

  • Full Hexahedral Grids (no prism, no tetrahedra, no pyramid)
  • Direct CAD import capabilities
  • CAD manipulation and decomposition tools
  • Mesh wizard for rapid solution set-up and easy back and forth operation
  • Buffer cell and boundary layer insertion for high quality cells in boundary layer regions
  • Automatic refinement procedures based on user defined sensors either next to solid walls or at specified area in the domain
  • Multi domain capabilities allowing the treatment of CHT and multi-part geometry models
  • Full non-matching multi-block connection, allowing multi-row turbomachinery meshing

FINE™/Turbo flow solver

  • One single code for all types of fluids (incompressible, perfect or real gas, compressible liquid and condensable) and speed (low speed to hypersonic regime)
  • Acceleration with the CPU Booster™ module provides 3-5 times gain in convergence speed
  • Non Linear Harmonic (NLH) module for full unsteady rotor-stator interactions with gains of 1 to 3 orders of magnitude in CPU time
  • Cross-out high performance computing on supercomputers with linear speed-up on up to 5,000 to 10,000 cores
  • Embedded fluid structure interaction with the Modal and Flutter Analysis module
  • Uncertainty Quantification module to study the variability with respect to geometrical or operational uncertainties
  • Automated performance curve creation
  • Multigrid convergence acceleration
  • Full Non-Matching Boundaries capability
  • Laminar-turbulent transition
  • Congugate heat transfers
  • Cavitation
  • Python scripting technology

 

 

 

FINE™/Open flow solver

  • One single code for all types of fluids (incompressible, low-compressible, condensable and fully compressible) and speed (low speed to hypersonic regime)
  • Acceleration with the CPU-Booster™ module provides 3-5 times gain in convergence speed
  • Embedded fluid structure interaction with the Modal and Flutter Analysis module
  • Multigrid convergence acceleration
  • Multidomain capability
  • Combustion
  • Radiation
  • Lagrangian multiphase
  • Cavitation
  • Multispecies reacting flows
  • Thermodynamics tables and combustion tables generation
  • Python scripting technology

OpenLabs™

  • OpenLabs™ allows users to customize or add physical models
  • Flexible and user-friendly Graphical User Interface
  • Users don’t need to care about programming details and code structure
  • OpenLabs can be used in a wide variety of industrial and academic applications
  • Identical computing and memory costs compared to source-coded models
  • Free access to all FINE™/Open community

 

CFView™

  • Multi-projects and multi-views graphical user interface
  • Specific turbomachinery visualization mode
  • Python scripting technology

 

 

Detailed 3D design

For geometry and blading using AxCent®, including throughflow, 2D blade to blade and streamline curvature calculation.

  • 2D and radial blading
  • Agile links to COMPAL®, PUMPAL™, RITAL™, FANPAL™AXIAL™, FINE/Turbo, pbFEA and MAX-PAC
  • Bezier-based cross-section (axial) and geometry generation (radial)
  • Blade generation sheets
  • Blade lean
  • CAD output (IGES, STEP, ACIS, Parasolid, STL)
  • Circular-arc and line segment contours
  • Fillets (single-radious, variable, elliptical)
  • Ideal and real fluids
  • Independent hub and shroud
  • Multistreamtube (MST) calculation for both compressible and incompressible flow
  • Radial stacking of up to 3-cross-sections at LE, TE or CG
  • Rapid loading calculation for both compressible and incompressible flow
  • Single-blade raw capability
  • Suitable for compressors, fans, pumps and turbines
  • Swept leading and trailing edges
  • Throat area calculation
  • Add: BANIG
  • Add: Blade stacking of 2 to unlimited number of cross sections
  • Enhanced flank milling -  confirming ruled surface
  • Flow cuts and trims/extensions
  • Flow injection and extraction
  • Inlet boundary layer calculations
  • Non-axisymmetric walls
  • Parameterized blade types (MCA, DCA, Pritchard, Enhanced Pritchard)
  • Parameterized blade types (NACA, Constant Passage, simple airfoil)
  • Simple and independently-specified splitter blades (Independent was option)
  • Stacking curve adjustment in meridional and tangential directions

 

Meanline design

For all major turbomachinery configurations. Meanline options include: 

  • COMPAL® for radial and mixed-flow compressors
  • PUMPAL™ for radial, mixed-flow, axial pumps
  • RITAL™ for radial and mixed-flow turbines
  • FANPAL™ for radial and mixed-flow fans
  • AXIAL™ for axial compressors and turbines
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