Core Design


Core design focuses on gas dynamics and providing a matching wheel design to meet performance requirements. The next steps are rotor dynamic analysis, bearing design, inlet guide vanes, and material selection for casings, rotating components, seals, nuts and bolts along with FEA for critical components. The elements mentioned within the expander and compressor wheel design are part of the core design function. After the core design team has completed their work, drawings are released to operations and the procurement and machining process begins.