The course offers entry-level and experienced professionals an opportunity to augment their knowledge and skills in an interactive setting for practical applications on the job.
The MVRD course will be taught by former Turbo Lab director Dara Childs and Turbo Lab professors Adolfo Delgado and Luis San Andres, and Fouad Zeidan, independent consultant and former president/owner of KMC Bearings, Plus, Inc. The course will cover basic vibration theory and how to use it to solve mechanical vibration problems experienced in the field. Rotordynamic topics covered during the course include force coefficients for bearings, seals, impellers, turbine wheels and squeeze film dampers; troubleshooting oil film bearings, the finite element and transfer matrix methods, and more. Attendees will also be given the opportunity to interact and network with instructors and colleagues in addition to the extensive practical knowledge.
The Turbo Lab began hosting short courses in 1995, building upon Texas A&M’s tradition of continuing education and professional workforce development. The course will be hosted at the DoubleTree by Hilton near Houston Intercontinental Airport. The MVRD course will earn attendees 3.0 Continuing Educations Units (CEU) or 30 PDH. Prospective attendees can visit turbolab.tamu.edu/short-courses/ to learn more and save when they register early.
The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Turbomachinery Laboratory makes a vital impact on turbomachinery and related industries through research, education and professional workforce development.
Meet the instructors
Dara Childs, Retired Texas A&M University
Adolfo Delgado, Texas A&M University
Luis San Andres, Texas A&M University
Fouad Zeidan, Independent consultant