COMPAERO's Desktop Menu The Performance Map Utility in Programs CENCOM and AXCOM
The CompAero software system is a suite of 20 centrifugal and axial-flow compressor aerodynamic design and analysis programs for IBM compatible PCs and 32-bit Windows operating systems ('95, '98, 2000, XP). The available programs are:
COMPAERO: a menu program to control the system and navigate among the other programs.
CENCOM: an aerodynamic performance analysis for single-stage or multistage centrifugal compressors.
VLDESIGN: a vaneless diffuser detailed aerodynamic design and performance analysis program.
VDDESIGN: a vaned diffuser detailed aerodynamic design, performance analysis and blade-to-blade flow analysis program.
RCDESIGN: a crossover-bend and return channel detailed aerodynamic design, performance analysis and blade-to-blade flow analysis program.
FLOW3D: a quasi-three-dimensional inviscid flow field analysis with surface boundary layer analyses.
B2B2D: a two-dimensional blade-to-blade potential flow analysis with surface boundary layer analysis.
TDB2B: a time-marching blade-to-blade flow analysis with surface boundary layer analysis.
RKMOD: an ideal/non-ideal fluid equation-of-state package for a variety of thermodynamic property calculations (this equation of state is used by many of the other programs).
BEZIER: a program to generate the curves used by Program GASPATH to construct the end-wall contours and blades. It can be accessed directly from Program GASPATH or run separately.
RIGPAC: (RadialImpellerGeometryPACkage): a general geometry package primarily for impellers, but suitable for other vaned components also. It performs many operations and geometry calculations commonly used in centrifugal compressor design and implementation (e.g., scaling, tip trims, imposing new profiles for different capacities, etc.).
AXDESIGN: a multistage axial-flow compressor design program.
EXHAUST: an exhaust diffuser aerodynamic performance analysis (including a scroll or collector).
BLADE: a blade-section geometry program for the various standard axial-flow compressor airfoils.