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A blog on what's new, notable, and next in turbomachinery

Mark R. Anderson, CTO of Concepts NREC

Heavy Interest in the Lightest Element: Hydrogen

Heavy Interest in the Lightest Element: Hydrogen

By Mark R. Anderson, CTO of Concepts NREC
Oct 1, 2021

It’s always interesting to look at the topics of my favorite engineering conferences and see what’s in vogue in a given year. What jumped out at me this year at the ASME TurboExpo was the hot topic...

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What Fluid Model Should I Choose?

What Fluid Model Should I Choose?

By Mark R. Anderson, CTO of Concepts NREC
Apr 30, 2021

When starting a turbomachinery design, the first choice an engineer has to make is the thermodynamic model. The actual fluid type (air, water, R1234ze, etc) is usually clear enough, but what model...

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Ways to Learn Turbomachinery: Textbooks, Professional Development Courses, Custom Courses

Ways to Learn Turbomachinery: Textbooks, Professional Development Courses, Custom Courses

By Mark R. Anderson, CTO of Concepts NREC
Mar 5, 2021

Chances are your formal university education didn’t fully prepare you for the real world application of turbomachinery design. The foundation is usually there (fluid mechanics, thermodynamics,...

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Super Critical CO2 Compressor Design

Super Critical CO2 Compressor Design

By Mark R. Anderson, CTO of Concepts NREC
Aug 14, 2020

Super critical carbon dioxide power (sCO2) cycles are attracting a lot of interest these days all over the world. Many initiatives using various levels of private and public funding are in progress...

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Flow Analysis of Multi-Staged Axial and Radial Turbomachinery

By Mark R. Anderson, CTO of Concepts NREC
Feb 6, 2020

When designing a turbomachine, the best analytical approach is not necessarily the most accurate method possible, but the one that will generate the best candidate design in the time and budget...

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