Current Term TRC Projects

Childs

2015 – IMPROVING MECHANICAL SEAL LIFETIMES VIA MODELING THE IMPACT OF ROTOR AND HOUSING VIBRATIONS
2015 – Tests of a Plain Annular (Liquid) Seal with and without Swirl Brakes
2015 – Tests of a Plain Annular (Liquid) Seal in the Laminar, Transition, and Turbulent Regime with a Swirl Brake
2015 – TEST A PLAIN ANNULAR SEAL OVER A RANGE OF GVF RATIOS FROM ALL AIR TO ALL LIQUID WITH IMPOSED AND MEASURED PRESWIRL
2015 – TEST A TOOTH-ON-STATOR (TOS) LABYRINTH SEAL OVER A RANGE OF GVF RATIOS WITH IMPOSED AND MEASURED PRESWIRL
2016 – DEVELOPING A NEW TEST RIG TO EXAMINE RUBBING DAMAGE CAUSED BY WHIRL AND WHIP IN PUMP ROTORDYNAMICS

Cizmas

2013 – Negative Pre-Swirl Brakes: Design and Numerical Modeling
2014 – Effect of Turbulence Model on Seal Flow Prediction

Lee

2014 – Prediction of swirl in ESP impellers

Palazzolo

2009 – Nonlinear Prediction of Thermally Induced Instability (Morton Effect) Dynamic Coefficient Prediction for Tilting/Fixed Pad Bearing with High Fidelity
2011 – Rotordynamics Software with Nonlinear Magnetic Bearings, Flexible Rotor, Flexible Foundation and Catcher Bearing Drop Effects
2012 – CFD Based Centrifugal Pump/Compressor Rotordynamic Force Coefficients (2012. 7 ~ Present)
2013 – Solid Modeler Implemented Rotordynamics
2014 – Multiple Steady State Response Prediction for Nonlinear Rotordynamic Systems
2015 – Prediction of Gearbox Windage Power Loss and Coupling Guard Temperature and Pressure
2015 – LVTRC – Rotordynamics/Vibration Data Acquisition Software
2015 – Software for Torsional Vibration of Machinery Trains with Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) Motors (Starts in 2009) and for Lateral Motor Force Prediction (Starts in 2015)
2016 – Morton Effect Software and Test and Large Journal Motion Forces
2016 – CFD Based Impeller and Seal Rotordynamic Force Modeling
2016 – Drag Reducing Textured Surface Journal and Thrust Bearing
2016 – Gearbox Coupling Guard Heating and Windage Losses
2016 – Multiple Steady State Solution Software for Nonlinear Bearing and Geared Systems
2016 – Rotordynamics Software with Nonlinear Magnetic Bearings, Flexible Rotor, Flexible Foundation and Catcher Bearing Drop Effects
2016 – Solid Modeler Implemented Rotordynamics with Support Structure and Flexible Casing
2016 – Torsionallateral Rotordynamic Software with VFD Effects and Motor Eccentric Force Determination

Polycarpou

2013 – Advanced Materials for Preventing Tribological Failures in Submersible Pumps and Other Turbomachinery
2016 – Advanced Materials for Preventing Tribological Failures

San Andres

2014 – THERMAL EFFECTS ON PAD MECHANICAL DEFORMATIONS AND TPJB PERFORMANCE
2015 – EXPERIMENTS ON THE PERFORMANCE OF LARGE DIAMETER METAL MESH FOIL BEARINGS: RADIAL AND THRUST (YEAR II)
2015 – ON THE MORTON EFFECT: SIMPLIFIED PREDICTIVE MODEL FOR A THERMALLY INSTABILITY INDUCED BY DIFFERENTIAL HEATING IN A JOURNAL BEARING
2015 – NOVEL CARBON-GRAPHITE GAS BEARINGS AND SEALS FOR TURBOMACHINERY
2015 – Linear-Nonlinear Force Coefficients for Squeeze Film Dampers: Experimental Response of a Sealed Ends Squeeze Film Damper to Intermittent Impact Loads
2015 – PRESSING NEEDS FOR SEALS /BEARING SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT/UPDATE
2015 – A WATER LUBRICATED HYBRID THRUST BEARING: IDENTIFICATION OF AXIAL STIFFNESS AND DAMPING FORCE COEFFICIENTS (YEAR III)
2015 – LEAKAGE AND FORCE COEFFICIENTS IN A WET ANNULAR SEAL: INFLUENCE OF JOURNAL ROTATIONAL SPEED
2016 – A Test Rig For Evaluation of Thrust Bearings and Face Seals
2016 – Computational Model for Tilting Pad Journal Bearings
2016 – Large Size Metal Mesh Foil Bearings and Test Rigs for Load Capacity
2016 – Linear-Non Linear Force Coefficients for Squeeze Film Dampers
2016 – Novel Carbon-Graphite Gas Bearings and Seals for Turbomachinery
2016 – Wet (Bubbly) Seals Identification of Force Coefficients

Zhang

2014 – Pulse electrodeposition of nanocrystalline Ni coatings for turbomachinery applications