Professional Development Course

Introduction to Turbocharging and Turbochargers

Introduction to Turbocharging and Turbochargers

October 20 - 23, 2020 / Nagoya, Japan

To register, please contact Daiichi System Engineering (DSE) 

This is a professional development course dealing with turbocharging systems and turbocharged engines.  Basics of compressor and turbine design are covered, with special emphasis on performance, range, and reliability issues as they relate to turbocharging. The course has also been brought up to date to reflect the latest information and trends, including emissions and downsizing requirements. We will also cover hybrid turbocharging that incorporates superchargers and electric machines. It remains a course, solidly based on technical foundations, with a continuing emphasis on understanding the reasoning behind each development. There is something here to engage engineers at all levels.

Program Overview

Introduction to Turbocharging

  • Why turbocharge?
  • Power boosting
  • The turbocharger assembly

Turbomachinery Introduction

  • Selection
  • How turbomachines work
  • Performance of turbomachines

Essentials of Turbomachinery

  • Momentum exchange
  • Energy transfer
  • Acceleration and deceleration
  • Fluid properties
  • Geometry and manufacturing

Demands on Turbochargers for Different Industries and Applications

  • Matching
  • Turbocharger systems
  • Turbocharger Applications

The Centrifugal Compressor

  • Impeller
  • Inducer region
  • Exducer region
  • Diffuser Design
  • Volutes

Axial and Radial Turbines

  • Axial turbines
  • Radial and mixed-flow turbines
  • Design
  • Modelling
  • Nozzle Design and Analysis
  • Variable nozzle geometry
  • Volute

Turbocharger System Developments

  • Narrow speed range
  • Low-speed torque
  • High-speed overboost
  • Transient response
  • Series and sequential turbocharging
  • Electric assist, eBoosters
  • Turbocompounding

Stability and Range

  • Stall
  • Rotor Stall
  • Diffuser stall
  • Surge
  • Choking
  • Range control

Design Process for Turbomachines

  • Meanline design and analysis
  • Geometry generation
  • Streamline curvature
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Optimization

Turbocharger Interaction

  • Test stand versus engine testing
  • Pipe and duct losses
  • Nonuniform inflow and steady effects
  • Pulse flow in turbines

Structural Analysis of Turbocharger Components

  • Fundamentals
  • Steady stress, plasticity, and rupture in rotors
  • Vibration analysis of rotating components
  • Fatigue
  • Creep

Mechanical Design of Turbochargers

  • Bearing design
  • Trust bearings
  • Seals
  • Rotor dynamics

Turbocharger Testing

  • Gas strand testing and requirements
  • Thermal matching
  • Measuring devices

What You Will Learn

  • The fundamentals of turbocharger systems and why they are used
  • The basics of radial compressor design and how it applies to turbocharged systems
  • Turbine design considerations in turbochargers
  • Turbocharger and engine interactions



Optional Materials (Additional Charges Apply)


Mark AndersonMark Anderson
Mark Anderson is Chief Technology Officer at Concepts NREC. He has almost 30 years of experience in turbomachinery design and fluid modeling. He earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University and a M.A. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mr. Anderson has conducted a wide range of research in the areas of hypersonic propulsion, turbomachinery modeling, and computational fluid dynamics. He spearheaded Concepts NREC’s meanline development, geometry parameterization, and quasi-3D and full 3D CFD, and was Vice President of Software Development for 10 years.  He has authored or coauthored over 25 papers on turbomachinery, CFD, and environmental modeling.

Carl Fredriksson
Mr. Fredriksson has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and has over 20 years of turbocharging experience. He began working with Concepts NREC in 1999 and has published several papers on turbochargers. Carl’s focus is on bridging the gap in know-how between the piston engine and the turbocharger. His involvement in turbochargers ranges from direct engine application solutions to turbocharger design for automotive, truck, and locomotive applications.

To register, please contact Daichi System Engineering (DSE)

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