SoftInWay Inc., a global provider of turbomachinery design software, training and engineering services, has signed an agreement with the State Marine Technical University of St. Petersburg (SMTU) to incorporate AxSTREAM Educational Version into the curriculum of Department of Marine Turbines and Turbine Plants, Faculty of Marine Engineering.
AxSTREAM Educational Version was created with the goal of familiarizing students with the basics of turbomachinery design and optimization. It enables flow path design using overall application requirements, flow path optimization including 1D/2D direct problem formulation, cascade profile generation, finding the optimal twist law for classic and long blades, and 3D blade design using custom lean and sweep. As a result, the graduates will gain a broad-based introduction and a deeper understanding of the flow path design procedure, while their teachers will receive valuable practical material.
“We are strongly focused on creating a new generation of well qualified specialists who will bring today’s marine technology to a higher level,“ – stated Dr. Leonid Moroz, President and CEO of SoftInWay Inc. -“In my opinion, the recent integration of AxSTREAM software into the SMTU teaching process will result in reinforced instruction and increased speed of learning among the future marine engineers.”
Since AxSTREAM software for turbomachinery design and optimization is currently used by major engineering companies, such as Dresser-Rand (USA), MAN Turbo (Germany), Wood Group (Switzerland) and Avio Group (Italy), to name just a few, it is important to use it to provide students with the appropriate education and inspiration, as well as to prepare them for successful engineering careers.
SMTU was established in 1930 and got the name of Leningrad Shipbuilding Institute (LSI). In 1992 the Institute was renamed to St. Petersburg State Marine Technical University (SMTU). At present, SMTU is a large education and research center with about ten thousand students. The academic staff of the University is over seven hundred persons, the majority being doctoral degree holders. The university offers more than forty courses leading to Bachelor and Master degrees, to Diplomas of Engineer, Economist and Manager, Sociologist, Secondary School Teacher and Lawyer. Postgraduate preparation in general Engineering, sciences and maritime applications, leading to doctoral degrees is also available. All educational programs are provided with laboratory equipment, computer facilities and library services.
About SoftInWay Inc.
A USA corporation, headquartered in Burlington, MA, SoftInWay’s mission is to serve the high technology community by providing software products and engineering services in the area of research, design and digital prototyping of power generation equipment. The company develops products for rapid turbo-machinery design, provides technical engineering services, and uses in-house and industry standard CFD, FEA and CAD tools to address design issues at the earliest possible stage to maximize engineering productivity and increase the efficiency and reliability of equipment. The core product, AxSTREAM , is an integrated solution based on the over 400 years of collective turbo-machinery experience of the SoftInWay’s engineering team, with the clear goal of bringing to industry a professional software tool for rapid, optimized turbo-machinery flow path design.
Source: PRUSA, April 4, 2011.