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Turbomachinery Design & Performance
This course provides the most comprehensive introduction and overview currently available of the design and performance of all types of turbomachines.
Date: September 2, 2002 - September 6, 2002
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
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Organizer: Concepts NREC
Application Areas: Turbomachinery
Type of Event: Course, International

Turbomachinery Design & Performance

This course provides the most comprehensive introduction and overview currently available of the design and performance of all types of turbomachines. The essential elements of axial and radial turbomachinery design and performance are presented. Starting with the fundamental principles of fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and structural mechanics, all of the essential turbomachinery concepts are covered. The basic equations and computational techniques necessary for one-dimensional turbomachinery computations are described. The emphasis is directed towards providing a sound understanding of the basic principles which govern the flow through any turbine, pump, compressor, or fan. Emphasis is also given to the structural design and evaluation of turbomachinery components, failure mechanisms, and life prediction methods. Problem solving sessions are included.

What You Will Learn
  • An understanding of fundamental physical principles as they apply to all types of turbomachines
  • Simple criteria for assessing and selecting turbomachines
  • How basic principles are applied to the design and analysis of axial and radial compressors, pumps, fans, and turbines, to produce rational design methods
  • An understanding of the key features of structure and vibration analysis of turbomachinery components, and how strength and life may be estimated
  • Appreciation of the use of laboratory and testing methods, and the value of quality data in design and development
Course Outline
  • Introduction to turbomachinery
  • The essentials of turbomachinery performance
  • The essentials of turbomachinery durability
  • Centrifugal compressor and pump performance
  • Problem session: centrifugal compressor evaluation
  • Axial compressors and pumps
  • Axial turbines
  • Radial turbines
  • Modeling turbomachinery flows
  • Stability and range limitations
  • The design process
  • Experimental techniques for machinery development

Course Materials

The materials for this course have been developed and refined over fifteen years, and have been compiled and published in book form as Introduction to Turbomachinery, by David Japikse and Nicholas C. Baines. A copy is included in the course registration fee.

Who Should Attend
  • Engineers new to the turbomachinery field will benefit from this comprehensive survey of the subject, and in-depth appreciation of design technology.
  • Established turbomachinery engineers will gain fresh insights and be introduced to the latest ideas.
  • Specialists in one type of rotating machine will broaden their knowledge of turbomachinery.
  • Managers, sales personnel, and maintenance engineers will gain insights into the design and analysis of turbomachines.

Dr. David Japikse
Dr. David Japikse founded Concepts ETI in 1980 and guided the company as president until 2000 when he led the acquisition of NREC's consulting and engineering software business. He currently serves as Concepts NREC's chairman of the board. He has been responsible for design, consulting and research activities in all types of turbomachinery, and has developed a number of innovative design techniques. He has also published extensively, and teaches regularly to engineers. Dr. Japikse has received many awards for his outstanding achievements, including the James Harry Potter Gold Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for "?innovative, pioneering contributions in the field of thermodynamics as applied to turbomachinery design." He is a Fellow in the ASME and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

Dr. Nicholas C. Baines
Dr. Nicholas C. Baines is Director of Education and Publication Services at Concepts NREC. He has 25 years of experience working with turbomachinery, including 10 years as a faculty member of Imperial College, London. Dr. Baines regularly teaches Concepts NREC courses, and has contributed to developments in axial and radial turbine technology. He is the author of many papers and three books on turbomachinery. He has been awarded three prizes by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Mr. Michael Platt
Mr. Michael Platt is a specialist in structural and vibration analysis and rotor dynamic instabilities at Concepts NREC. He previously worked at Textron Lycoming on shock, vibration and related test programs. At Concepts NREC his responsibilities include the development of structural, modal, and rotordynamic analysis features for the company's pump design systems. He is also involved in industrial and government projects in these areas.

Graduate Course Credit

Graduate credit may be earned for this course by qualified participants who register for course number ME 244 with the University of Vermont and complete the course and approved homework study. The course grade will appear on a University of Vermont transcript and may be transferred to other graduate programs in most recognized colleges and universities in the USA. Contact the Course Registrar at Concepts NREC for details.

Event record first posted on April 17, 2002, last modified on April 17, 2002

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