Seminar on Fan Blade Design Analysis: Design, Analysis and Optimisation of Turbo-machinery and Spoiler in Aerospace, Automotive, Power Generation, Defence, Oil & Gas and Marine Applications

Date: 18 Nov 2011 - 18 Nov 2011

Venue: SIMTech Auditorium, TOWER Block, Level 3

Co-organised by St.Hua Pte Ltd (http:/, SoftInWay and SIMTech, this seminar is pertinent to design, analysis and optimisation of turbo-machinery and spoiler in aerospace, automotive, power generation, defence, oil & gas and marine applications. With extensive research and exploration of new energy sources, power generation using turbo-machinery still contributes to more than 90% of energy production and consumption today. Efficiency and the service life cycle time of turbo-machinery play a significant role in power generation. Participants will gain knowledge on application of turbo-machinery technology in Aerospace, Power Generation, Defence, Oil & Gas and Marine applications. Hands-on session is available for participants to test run the AxSTREAM Software Suite 3.0, the industry leading Gold Standard for Rapid, integrated and optimised Turbo-machinery development and optimisation. The AxSTREAM suite of multidisciplinary design, analysis and optimisation software modules offers an integrated and streamlined solution that encompasses the complete process of conceptual flow path design for both radial and axial turbo-machinery (turbines, compressors, fans, blowers, turbo-pumps etc). 

1.30pm             Registration 

1.45pm             Introduction byby Dr Lin Wen Jong, Scientist, SIMTech
2.00pm             Presentation byMs Lynn Lau, Research Engineer, SIMTech
                          Improvement of the Downforce of NASCAR Rear Wing  
2.30pm             Tea Break & Networking
2.45pm             Presentationby Dr Moroz Leonid Ilya, President & CEO, SoftInWay Inc.
                          Advanced Strategies & Technologies for Designing & Optimising Turbo-machinery

2.45pm                         Tea Break & Networking 

5.00pm             Test Drive / Hands-on session on AxSTREAM 
5.30pm               End  


Presentation 1: Improvement of the Downforce of NASCAR Rear Wing by Ms Lynn Lau
Spoilers are a common add-on to cars we see on the roads today. More often than not, they only add aesthetic value rather than an increase in efficiency. Spoilers, known as rear wings, aim to provide stability at high speeds for racing cars. This talk will examine various modifications to a rear wing used on the Dodge Racing car and identify the optimal configuration based on experimental testing and analysis. Besides wind tunnel testing, flow studies can also be done by performing computation fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation. The SIMTech Microfluidics Foundry is able to design microfluidic chips based on analysis done through flow simulation. A few designs utilising the principle of mixing will be shown and analysed in this presentation. The presentation discusses the best practices in efficient turbo-machinery design and analysis. It compares currently used methods, the pros and cons of various approaches and makes recommendations for how to leverage new and advanced technologies to optimise turbo-machinery and the design process. 

Presentation 2: Advanced Strategies & Technologies for Designing and Optimising Turbo-machinery by Dr Moroz Leonid
The presentation discusses best practices in efficient turbo-machinery design and analysis. It compares currently used methods, discusses pros and cons of various approaches and makes recommendations for how to leverage new and advanced technologies to optimise turbo-machinery and the design process. 

About the Speakers
Dr Moroz LeonidIlya is the President & CEO of SoftInWay, with over 30 years experience in turbo-machinery and designing flow path for gas turbines of up to 115MW and steam turbines of up to 1000MW. He founded SoftInWay Inc in 1999 with the dream of creating efficient turbomachinery for power generation, aerospace, oil and gas and defence applications by developing and offering advanced proprietary software and performing consulting services. Since 1999, SoftInWay Inc has grown to 4 offices, 35 + employees, and over 100 clients worldwide. Dr Moroz graduated from Kharkov Polytechnic University, Kharkov, Ukraine in 1982 and prior to founding SoftInWay Inc held various engineering and management positions at NPO TURBOATOM, Kharkov, Ukraine. His practice in the industry includes: (1) Design of flow path for elements of gas turbines with range of power from 35MW to 115MW; (2) Analysis of transient operating conditions (start-ups, shut-downs and etc) and low-cycle fatigueof the most thermally stressed high temperature components of steam turbines for fossil (220MW, 300MW) and nuclear  (500 MW, 750MW and 1000MW) power plants; (3) Special thermal field testing of 750 MW and 1000MW steam turbine HP and LP cylinders; (4) Conceptual optimised design of gas/steam axial turbines in a wide range of power 220 and 300 MW.  

Lynn Lau received her BS and MS degrees in Aerospace Engineering from University of Michigan, USA in 2010. She has more than four years of experience in mechanical design and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation. She is a research engineer performing simulation for microfluidics applications at SIMTech.

Who Should Attend

Business owners, directors, managers and engineers from energy generation, propulsion industry, researchers, academic staff who are interested in the latest turbo-machinery technology. 


Registration for this seminar is free of charge. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve a place, please register online.   

Contact Us
For technical enquiries: Dr Lin Wen Jong, PE COI Lead, Engineering Design & Simulation Initiative, Email:
For general enquiries: Alice Koh, Email: