The Turbomachinery Laboratory at Texas A&M University will kick off the month of November with its fourth-annual Turbomachinery Distinguished Lecture.
Cyrus Meher-Homji, technology manager at Bechtel Corporation, will deliver a lecture on “The Origins of the Turbojet Revolution,” on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 4:10 p.m. in Room 202 of the Engineering Physics Building (ENPH). A reception with light refreshments will follow the lecture. Admission is free and open to the public.
The presentation will trace the antecedents, evolution, developments, and inventions relating to turbojets and examine the challenges, failures, and problems faced by engineers as they strived toward developing high performance gas turbines. An emphasis is paid to the turbojet revolution that occurred before and during World War II, which ended the dominance of reciprocating engines for aircraft propulsion and spurred technological advancements, leading to today’s advanced gas turbine engines.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Meher-Homji is an engineering fellow and technology manager at Bechtel Corporation, working for the LNG Technology Center of Excellence as a turbomachinery advisor to ongoing LNG projects. He works on the design, selection and testing of compressors and gas turbines. His areas of interest are condition monitoring, aerothermal analysis and LNG compressor applications. Meher-Homji is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and is a member of the Turbomachinery Symposium Advisory Committee. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas and has several publications relating to turbomachinery engineering.
ABOUT THE LECTURE SERIES
The Turbomachinery Distinguished Lecture Series was endowed in 2014 by the Turbomachinery Laboratory on behalf of the Turbomachinery Advisory Committee, a group of dedicated industry experts who volunteer their time to oversee the success of the annual Turbomachinery & Pump Symposia (TPS). Advisors are respected leaders in their companies and fields who select the technical program for TPS each year. The lecture series enables the Department of Mechanical Engineering to invite prominent turbomachinery experts to present lectures of importance and interest to Texas A&M students and faculty.