Evolution of Turbochargers the Subject of New SAE International Webcast

WARRENDALE, Pa., May 21, 2013 - SAE International presents a free, one-hour webcast that will address the trend to downsize engine capacity toward lower emissions without compromising the driver’s perception of performance and transient response.

Accelerating the Evolution of Turbochargers via Optimization and Simulation” will take place Thursday, May 23, 2013 (EDT).

During this webcast, participants will:

- Illustrate the implementation of a design-by-analysis approach in a modern, fully integrated design environment, with examples of compressor and turbine designs for small gasoline engines

- Describe automated, numerical optimization -- an emerging technology that can be deployed within such a system on several levels to eliminate much of the manual iteration -- and its usefulness and implementation

- Illustrate higher-fidelity simulations and explain their role in the design process

- Discuss future prospects: To what extent can an empirical background in turbomachinery    design become redundant in the designs of new machines? What are the major technical challenges for the developers of advanced design and analysis techniques?

Industry expert participants will include:

- Chris Robinson, PhD, Managing Director, PCA Engineers Ltd.

- Brad Hutchinson, PhD, Vice President, Industry Marketing, ANSYS Canada Ltd.

Moderator will be Lisa Arrigo, Custom Electronic Products Editor, SAE International.

The webcast is hosted by SAE International and sponsored by Ansys.

To learn more about “Accelerating the Evolution of Turbochargers via Optimization and Simulation,” click here. To find the start time in a different time zone, click here.

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