Online Interactive Course

Experimental Techniques for Turbomachinery Development

Experimental Techniques for Turbomachinery Development

September 28 - October 7, 2020 ( online 9:30 am - 12:45 pm EDT )                    Full Session: $2500 USD                                                                                              Partial Session: $1500 USD ( choose any seven sessions from 9/28 - 10/6 )                                                                

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The ability to test and diagnose a new turbomachinery stage or system is often the difference between success and failure of a new product; various disciplines must be mastered for the process to work well and achieve a sensible economical outcome.

This course introduces a variety of instruments and transducers available for performance, flow, and structural measurement in turbomachines. The im­portance of high-quality test data, and the proce­dures necessary to obtain and process that data, will be covered, as well as how to specify and design test programs to achieve necessary goals. Visits to the Lab will be made to view demonstrations of instru­ments and equipment, and provide opportunities for hands-on experience in simple but practical mea­surements and data reduction.

 The Concepts NREC test lab is one of the country's most sophisticated and active turbomachine test facilities, utilized by Fortune 500 companies and government agencies alike. Each instructor for this course is a practicing engineer at Concepts NREC, and is actively involved in the management and day-to-day activities of the Concepts NREC test lab. Together, this group provides unrivaled range and depth of experience in fluid dynamics and structural evaluations of pumps, fans, compressors and turbines.

Course Schedule

2020 Experimental Course Schedule 1-1

2020 Experimental Course Schedule 2-2


This course will be taught using the Advanced Experimental Techniques in Turbomachinery textbook by David Japikse. Students will also receive downloadable pdf course materials. 

Lead Instructor

Dr. David JapikseDave Japikse
Dr. Japikse is the CEO and Founder of Concepts NREC, the world’s leading full-service turbomachinery design and development organization. Dr. Japikse received his B.S. in Engineering from Case Institute of Technology, his M.Sc. and Ph.D. Degrees in Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University and conducted post-doctoral research as a Fulbright Scholar/NSF Fellow at the Technische Hochschule in Aachen, Germany. He has received extensive recognition for his work in the design of pumps, compressors, and turbines, as well as the development of design tools.

A recipient of the 2010 Henry R. Worthington Medal for eminent achievement in pumping machinery, as well as other prestigious awards, he is also an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering and the Vermont Academy of Science and Engineering. Dr. Japikse has also authored/edited ten books and written/presented 300+ reports on turbomachinery design and development.

Other guest lecturers will also present on specific topics throughout the week.

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