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The Turbomachinery Symposium was established in 1972 by and for workingengineers who were struggling with new problems accompanying the abruptincrease in size and power of turbomachinery in chemical plants on the GulfCoast. The TURBO (and related PUMP) symposia continue to address realindustrial turbomachinery problems through educational programs that havebeen developed by active advisory committees members. The advisorycommittees are a productive blend of users, OEMs, consultants, and serviceproviders. The committee members know the problems and know the “players”in developing programs that address and resolve problems.The Turbomachinery Laboratory (TL) was established in 1982 by facultymembers within the college of engineering at Texas A&M University (TAMU).These faculty members had overlapping and complementary interestsregarding issues of performance and reliability of turbomachinery. TL facultymembers have a broad range of expertise related to thermal fluid sciences,solid mechanics, materials, dynamics and vibrations. They study issues relatedto liquid rocket engines, injection compressors, industrial and aircraft gasturbines, steam turbines, and a range of centrifugal pumps. Funds from theturbomachinery symposia continue to provide major support for both researchand instruction by the TL faculty.-DR. CHILDS

CONTENTSOverview 1History 2Basic and Applied Research 4Un de r gr a du a te a n d 5Graduate Education Faculty 6C on tin u in g E du c a tion a n d Professional Development 13Event Information 15

WHAT IS THE TURBOMACHINERY LABORATORY? The Turbomachinery Lab, a center The Turbo Lab offers graduate of the Texas A&M Engineering engineering coursework through Texas Experiment Station (TEES), conducts A&M’s Department of Mechanical basic and applied research into Engineering, and provides continuing important problems of reliability and education opportunities to users of performance of turbomachinery— turbomachinery and pumps all over rotating machinery that extracts the world. Opportunities include or adds energy to fluids. That’s short courses led by world-renowned everything from the classic Dutch researchers and original equipment windmill to the space shuttle’s main manufacturers and users, as well as engine turbopumps and compressors highly-regarded symposia in Houston, that move natural gas through the Texas and Singapore. distribution system. The Turbo Lab also boasts a unique The Turbo Lab, established in 1982, opportunity for turbomachinery continues to address the needs developers and users to find answers of users and manufacturers of to important questions about turbomachinery and pumps. We performance and reliability with the are proud to continue Texas A&M Turbomachinery Research Consortium University’s land-grant charter and (TRC). tradition of attention to industry needs in three areas: Learn more about the Turbo Lab at: • Basic & Applied Research or • Undergraduate and Graduate email [email protected] for additional information. Education • Continuing Education & Professional Development1

OURHISTORYThe Turbomachinery Symposium industry support. Advisory committees Turbomachinery Symposium to formwas first organized in 1972 to directly originally consisting of only end a single event, the Turbomachineryaddress urgent issues driven by rapid users, later adding manufacturers and Pump Symposia (TPS) held atexpansion of ethylene plants in the and consultants, were established to the George R. Brown ConventionHouston, Texas area. Increases in develop a sound technical program Center in Houston. TPS is one of thehorsepower and pressure requirements through a peer review process. few, if not only, conferences wherein steam turbines resulted in ongoing end-users have primary influence onfailures and instability in plants The object of the symposium technical content where most otherresulting in billion-dollar-plus annual was clearly stated in its articles of turbomachinery related events arelosses. The need to solve these organization: manufacturing or academically driven.problems prompted several industry This Symposium shall provide an Strong participation and directionleaders to collaborate on an effort opportunity for interested persons to from advisory committee membersenvisioning a conference in which learn the applications and principles continues to be the primary reason forusers and manufacturers could discuss of various types of turbomachinery perennial success with direct industrythe state of the business, systemic and related subjects, to enable relevance of the Turbo Lab symposia.problems, and future solutions. them to keep abreast of the latest developments in this field, and to In 2016, the Turbo Lab hosted itsTwo of the leaders in this effort, Charlie provide a forum for the exchange of inaugural Asia Turbomachinery andJackson with Monsanto, and Ed ideas. The Symposium shall be on a Pump Symposia (ATPS), hostedNelson with Amoco, had close ties to practical engineering level. biennially in Singapore. Like TPS,Texas A&M University, and negotiated ATPS offers a world-class educationala partnership with the world-renowned A second symposium, the International forum in combination with anresearch and teaching institution that Pump Users Symposium was later international exhibition for workinghas resulted in a successful ongoing organized to address specific issues engineers in both the turbomachineryprogram under Turbo Lab leadership. within pump-related industries driven and pump industries.The vision of creating a continuing by Clean Air Act regulations in theeducation program driven by industry, United States, which necessitated Additionally, the Turbo Lab hosts multi-for industry, was a novel approach improvements in pump design andand has secured the success of the operation. The Pump Symposium day short courses in Houston, Texas,Turbo Lab symposia through longtime was combined in 2011 with the Singapore and Doha, Qatar throughout the year. 2

The Turbomachinery and Pump Symposia, which began as a small conference hosted on the Texas A&M campus in 1972, has exploded into a world-renowned event, hosted entirely by the Turbo Lab.3

RESEARCH Turbo Lab to find answers to important In addition to funding from the TRC,FA C I L I T Y questions about turbomachinery the Turbo Lab receives funding from performance and reliability through grants and contracts from governmentTurbo Lab faculty, staff and students cutting-edge research. More than 40 agencies, the State of Texas andconduct cutting-edge research for industrial firms provide annual grants private companies. Funds provideindustry and government entities in of $25,000 to support a broad range of continuing support for graduatea state-of-the-art facility located on member-selected research projects. research and education relatedGeorge Bush Drive in College Station, to performance, rotordynamics,Texas, adjacent to the university’s TRC members have access to XLTRC2, acoustics, seals, tribology, couplings,main campus. The 37,000 square foot a suite of high-speed, experimentally computational and experimental fluidhigh-bay facility is equipped with 12 verified and user-friendly codes for dynamics, heat transfer, torsionaltop-of-the-line vibration damped test executing a complete lateral and vibrations, materials and finite elementcells and a variety of compressors that torsional rotordynamic analysis of analysis.provide air for test rigs with capacities rotating machinery, including pumps,ranging from 4000 standard cubic feet compressors and turbines. XLTRC2 For more information on TRCper minute (scfm) at 120 pounds per is bundled with 25 or more examplessquare inch gauge (psig) to 1350 scfm of rotordynamic analysis, including or XLTRC2, visitat 300 psig. An adjacent reciprocating rotors for compressors, pumps andcompressor rig features connections gas turbines. Each model features orfor high-pressure air. distinctive bearing/seal support conditions and displays unique email [email protected] & APPLIED RESEARCH characteristics of rotordynamic behavior. 4Industrial research support is provided,in part, by the Turbomachinery XLTRC2 runs on Vista and Win7 andResearch Consortium (TRC). Microsoft Excel, 2007 and 2010. Extensive help files are providedTURBOMACHINERY RESEARCH for the base and support-libraryCONSORTIUM (TRC) codes. SI or US units can be used interchangeably.The TRC is an exclusive organizationof major turbomachinery developersand users who have united with the

UNDERGRADUATE &GRADUATE EDUCATIONThe Turbo Lab draws on the world- GRADUATErenowned research expertise ofTexas A&M Unviersity’s Dwight Graduate students in the Turbo LabLook College of Engineering and the are remarkably well-prepared toTexas A&M Engineering Experiment step into leading positions within theStation to provide undergraduate and turbomachinery community. The Lab’sgraduate education programs that emphasis on empirical validation ofdevelop highly-skilled, industry-ready prediction sets the program apart fromengineers. related graduate coursework across the world. Students are providedUNDERGRADUATE a balance of general performance and reliability research with specificStudents are provided elective options electives in turbomachineryin turbomachinery performance, fluid performance, rotordynamics and more.and thermal science, vibrations, stressanalysis and related topics. Did you know? We offer Stand-Alone Short Courses, throughout the year in Houston, Texas; Doha, Qatar; and Singapore. Visit:

OURFACU LT Y DR. DARA CHILDS is the Turbo Lab Director and holds the Leland T. Jordan Chair of Mechanical Engineering. Before joining Texas A&M, he taught at The University of Louisville and Colorado State University. He began his professional career at Rocketdyne working on the F1 and J2 engines for the Apollo program. He worked actively to resolve problems in the high-pressure turbopumps of the space shuttle main engine. He has continued to work steadily for over 50 years on rotordynamic issues related to rocket-engine turbopumps and commercial turbomachinery. He has authored or co-authored numerous journal papers on rotordynamics, plus the heavily-cited 1993 book, “Turbomachinery Rotordynamics: Phenomena, Modeling and Analysis.” His most recent book, “Turbomachinery Rotordynamics with Case Studies,” was released in June 2014. DR. PAUL CIZMAS is a professor of aerospace engineering. Before joining Texas A&M, he worked for Westinghouse Science and Technology Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. While at Westinghouse, Cizmas was responsible for the development of computational fluid dynamic analysis for turbomachinery. His work concentrated on unsteady flows in turbomachinery using both time-linearization and time-marching methods. Cizmas carried this on at Texas A&M, and developed the CoRSI code for simulation of in situ reheat in turbines and analysis of turbine-combustors, the UNS3D general computational fluid dynamics code, the UNS3D-AE code for high-fidelity aerolastic analysis, and the UNS3D-POD proper orthogonal decomposition-based reduced-order model for turbomachinery flows. DR. ADOLFO DELGADO is an associate professor of mechanical engineering. His research focuses 6 on rotordynamics, structural vibration, energy dissipation mechanisms, thin film lubrication and fluid-structure interaction applied to the design, modeling and improvement of rotating machinery systems and components. Prior to joining Texas A&M, Delgado was a research engineer at the General Electric Global Research Center where he led and worked on multiple initiatives involving improvement of existing rotating equipment and development of new rotor-bearing system architectures and turbomachinery components, such as variable geometry bearings, annular seals, dampers and oil-free bearings.

OUR FA C U LT Y continued DR. JE-CHIN HAN is a Distinguished Professor and Marcus Easterling Endowed Chair Professor. Han received his bachelor’s degree from National Taiwan University, a master’s degree from Lehigh University and a Sc.D. degree from M.I.T., all in mechanical engineering. He has worked on gas turbine heat transfer and cooling research for over 40 years. He is the co-author of more than 220 refereed journal papers. He received the 2002 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Heat Transfer Memorial Award, 2004 International Rotating Machinery Award, 2004 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Thermophysics Award and 2016 ASME International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI) Aircraft Engine Technology Award. Han is an ASME and AIAA fellow and has served as an editor or an associate editor for eight heat transfer-related journals. DR. YONG-JOE KIM is an associate professor and Pioneer Natural Resource Faculty Fellow II in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He received his masters and doctoral degrees in mechanical engineering from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and Purdue University, respectively. Kim worked for the Boeing Company in Seattle for five years as an engineer and scientist before joining Texas A&M in 2009. Since 1995, Kim has maintained active research in acoustics, dynamics, vibration, signal processing and bioacoustics. His research interests include: turbomachinery noise and vibration control, linear and nonlinear sound field visualizations of vibro- acoustic, aero-acoustic, and biological systems, nondestructive structural health monitoring based on ultrasonic array measurements and acoustophoresis in microfluidic devices. More information on Kim’s research is available at: http://aspl.tamu.edu7

OURFA C U LT Y continued DR. WARUNA KULATILAKA is an associate professor of mechanical engineering. His research interests are advanced optical and laser-based diagnostics for gas turbine combustion and propulsion applications, as well as reacting and non-reacting flow studies. He has published nearly 50 peer-reviewed journal articles in these areas. Prior to joining Texas A&M, he was a senior research scientist and contractor at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL-WPAFB), and completed a postdoctoral term at the Combustion Research Facility at Sandia National Laboratories, CA. Kulatilaka is active in numerous professional organizations, including ASME (fellow), AIAA (associate fellow), OSA (senior member), The Combustion Institute (board member–CSS), APS and American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). He has received several awards for outstanding technical contributions and service. DR. HONG LIANG is a professor of mechanical engineering. She has long-lasting interests in design, synthesis and evaluation of highly lubricious and wear-resistant advanced materials, coatings, and novel surface structures. Liang and her research group’s fundamental understanding and innovative approaches help to improve performance and efficiency, reduce energy waste, and extend service life of mechanical systems and/or components. Liang is a fellow of ASME and the Society of Tribologist and Lubrication Engineers (STLE). She is the editor of Tribology International.The professional staff, engineering faculty members, and more than 80 graduate studentsof the Laboratory represent a balance of computational, analytical and experimentalexpertise in turbomachinery performance and reliability. 8

OUR FA C U LT Y continued DR. GERALD MORRISON is a professor of mechanical engineering. He has worked in the areas of fluid mechanics, metrology, and turbulence since 1973. Morrison has guided experimental studies on flow inside seals used on pumps, compressors, and turbines using laser and thermal anemometry to measure the flows inside these items. Extensive experimental and computational work on obstruction flow meters resulted in several patents being issued for a new type of flow meter useful in multi-phase flows. He has performed leading research on 3-D laser Doppler anemometry and Doppler global anemometry and their use in turbomachines. Turbulence measurement and analysis using advanced signal analysis techniques are an area of his expertise. Devices used for measurement include pressure probes, thermal anemometry, and laser anemometry systems. DR. ALAN PALAZZOLO is a professor of mechanical engineering with industrial experience at Bently Nevada Corp., Allis Chalmers, Southwest Research Institute and NASA Glenn and Marshall Spaceflight Centers. He performed over $10 million in funded research for NASA, ARL, DOE, ONR, the government of Qatar and private companies. He is an ASME fellow, Endowed Professor, R&D 100 Award recipient, author of 70 archival journal publications, holder of three U.S. patents, author of the textbook, “Vibration Theory and Applications,” and recipient of the best paper award of the ASME Journal of Tribology 2014. His research specialties include rotordynamics, drill string vibration, magnetic bearings, energy storage flywheels, desalination centrifuges, heart pumps, CFD for turbomachinery, fluid film bearings and seals, gears and couplings. Visit for more on Palazzolo’s research.9

OURFA C U LT Y continued DR. ANDREAS POLYCARPOU is the James J. Cain Chair and head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. His research expertise lies in tribology and coatings for extreme operating conditions. Before joining Texas A&M in 2012, he was a faculty member at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Polycarpou has studied friction, wear and scuffing issues under extreme operating conditions including high temperature, starved lubrication and high pressures. Application areas for his research include air-conditioning and refrigeration compressors, nuclear reactors, automotive, electrical submersible pumps, valves and other oil and gas-related devices. Polycarpou is the author of approximately 200 archival journal papers, numerous book chapters, volume proceedings, patents and conference papers. Polycarpou has won several national and international awards, including honors from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineering. He is a fellow of both societies. DR. ERIC PETERSON is the Nelson-Jackson Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Before coming to Texas A&M, he taught at the University of Central Florida. Prior to becoming a professor, Petersen worked as an Analytical Engineer in the combustion group at Pratt & Whitney for three years and as a research scientist in the Propulsion Science group at The Aerospace Corporation for four years. His research encompasses gas dynamics, propulsion, combustion, shock waves, chemical kinetics, optical diagnostics, spectroscopy, combustion instability, and rocket combustion. He has authored over 350 journal and conference papers in these areas. He is an ASME fellow and is currently a member of AIAA, The Combustion Institute and ASEE. Visit his research website at 10

OUR FA C U LT Y continued DR. LUIS SAN ANDRÉS is the Mast-Childs Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering and the associate director of the Turbomachinery Laboratory. He conducts research in fluid film bearings and seals for turbomachinery, gas foil bearings for high temperature oil-free turbomachinery, hybrid fluid film bearings for turbopumps and squeeze film dampers for aircraft jet engines. His computational codes, benchmarked against test data, are standards in the rotating machinery industry. San Andrés and his students have authored over 160 journal papers and 80 conference papers, several of which have earned Best Paper awards. San Andrés is a fellow of ASME and STLE, a member of the advisory committee for the Houston Turbomachinery Symposium and chair of the Asia Turbomachinery & Pump Symposia in Singapore. Learn more about his work at DR. TAHER SCHOBEIRI is a professor of mechanical engineering. He received his bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and doctoral degrees in mechanical engineering from the Technical University Darmstadt in West Germany. Schobeiri joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 1987 and established two gas turbine research areas at Texas A&M. After coming to Texas A&M, Schobeiri worked for the Brown Boveri Gas Turbine Division in Switzerland, where he was responsible for the research and development of high efficiency gas turbine engines. His research areas of interest include: experimental and theoretical investigations of flow within turbomachinery components, analysis of dynamic behavior of turbomachinery systems and turbine performance.11

Texas A&M University has attracted an outstanding engineering facultywith broad industrial experience to support turbomachinery-relatedresearch and education. 12

CONTINUING EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Continuing education opportunities are presented by engineers and paramount for industry professionals selected by an advisory committee to sharpen their skills and remain of industry experts, combined abreast of the latest developments with an international exhibition of and technology in the industry. Built more than 340 companies. TPS is on a history of success, Turbo Lab- consistently regarded as the premiere sponsored continuing education event for turbomachinery and pump and professional development professionals. opportunities are highly regarded across the world. To view the full program, the list of exhibiting companies or register for TURBOMACHINERY & PUMP our next symposia, visit SYMPOSIA From a modest beginning on the ASIA TURBOMACHINERY & PUMP campus of Texas A&M University in SYMPOSIA 1972, the Turbomachinery & Pump Users Symposia (TPS) has become Much like TPS, the Asia the principle meeting for users Turbomachinery & Pump Symposia and manufacturers of industrial (ATPS) began as an assembly for turbomachinery. turbomachinery and pump users and manufacturers. ATPS, held biennially Held annually in Houston, Texas, in Singapore, offers a world-class TPS was established to promote educational forum and international professional development, technology exhibition for working engineers in transfer, peer networking and both the turbomachinery and pump information exchange among industries. industry professionals. TPS features a world-class technical program For more information, visit www.atps.

CONTINUING EDUCATION &P R O F E S S I O N A L D E V E LO P M E N T continuedPROCEEDINGS Information on stand-alone short courses is available atPapers presented at the symposia are and reviewed by advisory courses.committee members from leadingcompanies, including users, OEMs,service providers, researchers andconsultants. The enduring valueof these papers is confirmed bypracticing engineers who repeatedlyreference and cite their contents. Since2012, proceedings have been availablefor free download at COURSESStand-alone short courses offeredthroughout the year are developedand presented by leading engineersin several locations, including theUS, Qatar and Singapore. Topicsevolve to meet the needs of workingprofessionals in the turbomachineryindustry.Experts interested in developing andpresenting courses are invited tosubmit proposals to [email protected]. 14

EVENT I N F O R M AT I O N TURBOMACHINERY & PUMP SYMPOSIA When: Annually in September Where: George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX Web: ASIA TURBOMACHINERY & PUMP SYMPOSIUM When: Biennially in the Spring (even years) Where: Singapore Web: STAND-ALONE SHORT COURSES When: Varied throughout the year Where: Houston, Texas; Doha, Qatar; Singapore Web:

Join TRC todayThe Turbomachinery Research Consortium (TRC) isan exclusive organization of major turbomachinerydevelopers and users who have united with the TurboLab to find answers to important questions aboutturbomachinery performance and reliability throughcutting-edge research.Dara Childs, DirectorDebbie Maggs, Program [email protected]

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