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Phase Change - Make Mine a Double!

Phase Change - Make Mine a Double!

By Mark R. Anderson
Feb 22, 2019

As I’ve always said, there’s as much thermodynamics in a glass of beer, as there is in a power plant. Don't believe me? Read on. Phase change is common phenomena that we see all the time.  We’re most...

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Material Properties  - What Really Matters?

Material Properties  - What Really Matters?

By Kevin Fairman
Nov 9, 2018

As an engineer in the rotating machinery world, it is my job to design things that work for a very long time. To help ensure this, we have evolved the best analytical tools to calculate the stresses...

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Designing Turbomachinery is like Solving a Rubik's Cube

Designing Turbomachinery is like Solving a Rubik's Cube

By Barbara Shea
Sep 21, 2018

I think we can all agree that designing turbomachinery is hard. There are just so many moving parts (pun intended) in the design process, and they are all interconnected.  When you change the blade...

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Design Tradeoffs and Compromises in Integrally Geared Turbomachinery

Design Tradeoffs and Compromises in Integrally Geared Turbomachinery

By Andrew Provo
Jul 21, 2017

When designing turbomachines, the quality of the final product can often be improved by implementing a holistic approach to the engineering process. As with many complex mechanical systems there are...

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How Manufacturing Methods Impact Performance 3 Examples

How Manufacturing Methods Impact Performance 3 Examples

By Mark R. Anderson
Mar 29, 2017

Some of my other blogs have touched on how important it is to consider manufacturing methods during the design phase. This one will show exactly how manufacturing methods impact performance. We will...

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Design Elements that Affect Machining Time in Turbomachinery

Design Elements that Affect Machining Time in Turbomachinery

By Mark R. Anderson
Mar 9, 2017

The primary options for laying out an impeller (i.e. flank milled versus point milled, open versus covered impellers, integral versus welded shrouds) determine the basic manufacturing process (see ...

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Didn't Make it to ASME Turbo Expo in Seoul? Here are our papers you missed.

Didn't Make it to ASME Turbo Expo in Seoul? Here are our papers you missed.

By Barbara Shea
Jan 10, 2017

ASME’s Turbo Expo technical conference is THE industry event for bringing together experts from around the world to talk about the latest innovations in turbine technology.  Last year’s event in...

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