The Turbomachinery Research Consortium (TRC) is an exclusive organization of major turbomachinery developers and users who have united with the Turbomachinery Laboratory to find answers to important questions about turbomachinery performance and reliability through cutting-edge research. More than 35 industrial firms provide an annual membership fee of $30,000 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. XLTRC2 is bundled with 25 or more examples of rotordynamic analysis, including rotors for compressors, pumps and gas turbines. Each model features distinctive bearing/seal support conditions and displays unique characteristics of rotordynamic behavior.
In addition to XLTRC2 software, TRC members now have access to XL_Thrustbearing®, a fast and accurate computational design tool for tilting pad thrust bearings. XL_ThrustBearing® facilitates rapid modeling of thrust bearings over a wide range of operating conditions, including surface speed, load and fluid types.