The Turbomachinery Laboratory Research Consortia (TLRC) are an exclusive organization of major turbomachinery, energy, and propulsion developers, researchers, and users who have united with the Turbomachinery Laboratory to solve business challenges through cutting-edge research, expertise, and resources. Within the family of Consortia is the long-standing Turbomachinery Research Consortium (TRC) and the newly established Energy and Propulsion Research (EPRC) Consortium. The development and research for each consortium are conducted by research groups composed of faculty, research staff, and graduate students working in the TEES-TL.
Member organizations provide an annual membership fee of $30,000 to join one consortium, or $50,000 to join both consortia, to support a broad range of member-selected research projects.
TRC members have access to XLTRC2, a suite of high-speed, experimentally verified and user-friendly codes for executing a complete lateral and torsional rotordynamic analysis of rotating machinery, including pumps, compressors and turbines, and XL_Thrustbearing®, a fast and accurate computational design tool for tilting pad thrust bearings.
EPRC members have access, through member-voted research projects, to a new facility breaking ground at the Turbomachinery Laboratory, the Energy and Propulsion Research Laboratory.
Through their membership, industrial firms obtain facilitated access to research faculty experts. The faculty working in the TEES-TL have outstanding reputations as scientists and engineers with advanced in-house simulation tools, numerous publications, and expertise in areas critical to industry. Through previous projects and consulting experiences, they are also familiar with the industrial environment and industrial research. The members have access to this pool of faculty through the consortium research projects and relevant works.
Each member obtains annual research reports exclusive to all the consortium members, which results from all the research projects in the consortium. The annual reports include detailed descriptions of progress in methodology, development, results, and future works of each research project.
Learn more about each consortium below.
For Inquiries about TLRC
- Program Specialist
Phone: (979) 862-7114