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Abstracts From Papers Presented at Turbo Expo 2019

Abstracts From Papers Presented at Turbo Expo 2019

By Barbara Shea
Jun 21, 2019

Wow, Concepts NREC had a lot going on at this year's ASME Turbo Expo 2019 in Phoenix, AZ! We held our North American CAE User Group Meeting, spoke to over 200 people at our booth, chaired several...

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The Tesla Turbine – A Solution Looking for the Right Problem

The Tesla Turbine – A Solution Looking for the Right Problem

By Barbara Shea
May 17, 2019

The great engineer, Dr. Nikola Tesla, is best known for his work with alternating current (AC) electricity, but, did you know that he patented a bladeless type of turbomachinery in 1913? Called the...

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7 Turbomachinery Themed Valentine’s Day Cards – Which is Your Favorite?

7 Turbomachinery Themed Valentine’s Day Cards – Which is Your Favorite?

By Barbara Shea
Feb 8, 2019

Valentine’s Day is February 14, and while some cynics refer to it as a “Hallmark holiday”, most people commemorate the day in some way. One of the biggest challenges is finding a card that perfectly...

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An Initial Look at Conical Diffusers in Turbomachinery Design

An Initial Look at Conical Diffusers in Turbomachinery Design

By Jamin Bitter
Jun 22, 2018

Perhaps the most common type of diffuser in turbomachinery is the conical diffuser. This diffuser is found at the exit of every volute as the geometry transitions to the exit flange. This conical...

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Great Designs Deserve to Shine

Great Designs Deserve to Shine

By George C. Zitka, P.E.
May 4, 2018

If you are a turbomachinery engineer, you know you can spend days, weeks, or even months analyzing various design iterations, looking for the optimal choice for the application.  When you go to...

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Important Considerations When Designing a Volute

Important Considerations When Designing a Volute

By Jamin Bitter
Jul 26, 2017

When designing a new compressor or pump, most of the focus is put on the impeller and diffuser because they are the elements that are responsible for the work input and its conversion from kinetic...

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