The primary focus of this course is the measurement, analysis, dynamics, and balancing of turbomachinery. Topics will include proximity probe and casing measurements, orbit and centerline plot analysis, rotor dynamics (natural frequencies, modeling), journal bearings (design, fluid film instabilities), and flexible rotor balancing. The course will also cover torsional vibration.
Note that this course is designed for people who have come up through the Category I, II, III development process; it is not necessary to have a degree in advanced mechanical engineering or dynamics – we will take a very practical approach. Utilizing advanced 3D animations and software simulations, topics that were possibly beyond the reach of many vibration analysts will be far easier to understand. The aim is to provide the level of knowledge that enables the vibration analyst to understand these topics to a high degree, with the expectation that if advanced analysis, design modification or modeling is required, a specialist in those areas will be called-in.