The Turbomachinery Laboratory at Texas A&M helps educate engineers and share valuable insights and practices by offering several short courses throughout the year.
The Turbo Lab’s first short course of 2018, Machinery Vibration and Rotordynamics, will be held January 22-26 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Houston Intercontinental Airport hotel.
Each short course is taught by one or more experts in their field and offers attendees broad industrial knowledge, as well as an opportunity to earn Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits or Professional Development Hours (PDH).
The Machinery Vibration and Rotordynamics short course will be taught by Turbo Lab director Dr. Dara W. Childs, Dr. Luis San Andrés, Dr. Fouad Zeidan, Dr. Burga Ertas and Dr. Adolfo Delgado.
The course is designed to benefit both young engineers and veterans who want to freshen their skills and learn about what practices are helping others achieve success. During the four days, the course will cover basic vibration theory and how to use it to solve mechanical vibration problems experienced in the field. Rotordynamics terminology in common use will be defined and explained, including critical speeds, critical speed inversion, unbalance response and rotordynamic instability.
In addition to walking away with extensive practical knowledge, attendees of the course are also given the opportunity to interact and network with instructors and colleagues.
Attendees can earn 3.0 CEU or 30 PDH by attending the Machinery Vibration and Rotordynamics short course. Interested engineers may visit turbolab.tamu.edu/short-courses/ to sign up or learn more.
The Turbo Lab, a center of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) and the Texas A&M University System, began hosting short courses in 1995, building upon Texas A&M’s tradition of continuing education and professional workforce development.