In the early 1990s, a team of Honeywell fan, compressor, and turbine aerodynamic designers concluded that major savings in design time and cost could be achieved with a new aero design system. The range of turbomachinery in company engines, the manufacturing methods used for airfoils, and the different design activities set the scope of the new aerodynamic design system. Emphasis was placed on making the system general, flexible, and easy to use. The end result was a new aero design system with a lot of functionality packed into a single, easy to use program. The new system contains both geometry generators and a 2-D through-flow solver. The system has many special features that have provided savings from productivity improvements and reductions in design cycle time. Overall, use of the system has provided a net cumulative savings of over $6 million since 1992.

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