The Turbomachinery Laboratory makes a vital impact on the turbomachinery, pump and related industries through three pathways: research, education, and workforce development. As part of its workforce development arm, the Turbo Lab offers extended short courses throughout the year led by industry experts and academics. Courses range from three-to-five days and offer working professionals valuable education opportunities in an interactive environment. Continuing Education Units (CEU) are awarded upon course completion.
NOTICE: Due to social-distancing restrictions and our desire to maintain a safe environment for attendees, all in-person courses will have seating limits noted in the course descriptions below.
Machinery Vibration and Rotordynamics
The Machinery Vibration and Rotordynamics short course offers a practical approach to understanding basic vibration theory and using it to solve mechanical vibration problems. Rotordynamics terminology in common use will be defined and explained, including critical speeds, critical speed inversion, unbalance response and rotordynamic instability. Covers rotordyanmic topics including 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.
Who should attend?
The course offers concepts and techniques for engineers involved in design, operation and maintenance of rotating equipment. Participants should have experience with rotating machinery, and a bachelor’s degree or equivalent knowledge of basic college-level mathematics is assumed.
Date: March 2022
Location: Kansas City meeting room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Houston Intercontinental Airport Hotel
15747 John F. Kennedy Blvd. Houston, Texas 77032
CEU Credits: 3.0 Seating Limit: 15