ASME Turbo Expo 2013 Pre-Conference Workshops - San Antonio Convention Center
Earn Professional Development Hours (PDH’s) and receive certificates of completion!
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Introduction to Industrial Gas Turbine Operation & Maintenance
This workshop will familiarize people from all aspects of the gas turbine academic, manufacturing and after market segments of the GT business on an introductory level.The objective of this training workshop is to improve the student’s total understanding of the starting & operation of gas turbines and the lifetime effects on maintenance & parts replacement in the after market. Earn 7 Professional Development Hours (PDH's) and receive a certificate of completion!
Gas Turbine Component Life Prediction and Life Cycle Management
This intensive one day workshop offered by Life Prediction Technologies Inc. (LPTi) is designed primarily for mechanical and industrial engineers engaged in the design, operation, maintenance and overhaul of gas turbine engines and other types of turbomachinery. The focus will be on factors affecting the deterioration of engine components and on ways of ensuring the continued safe operation of life-limited components. The modes and rates of damage accumulation, and hence life, are intimately related to operating conditions of engine speed, temperature, and gaseous environment as well as the materials used in component fabrication. The course will enable the attendees to become better acquainted with the life prediction procedures and latest developments in the life cycle management of aging engines. Earn 7 Professional Development Hours (PDH's) and receive a certificate of completion!
Saturday & Sunday, June 1 & 2, 2013
Advances in Turbines Aero-thermo-mechanical Design and Analysis
The present multidisciplinary Lecture Series addresses the current state of the art in the design and analysis of axial turbines. Both aerodynamic, heat transfer and mechanical concepts are developed by authors coming from industry, governmental and research agencies and universities. Earn 14 Professional Development Hours (PDH's) and receive a certificate of completion!
Introduction to Optimization Methods and Tools for Multidisciplinary Design in Turbomachiney
Modern innovative designs with higher loads and more compact configurations increasingly call for a concurrent design procedure to take into account interactions among multi-components and multi-disciplines at the same time. Innovative optimization methods are now rapidly moving from research labs to industrial real and virtual platforms and intend to provide novel and innovative design solutions in a reduced time to market. This workshop intends to provide the basic concepts and tools behind this technology. Earn 14 Professional Development Hours (PDH's) and receive a certificate of completion!
Gas Turbine Aerothermodynamics and Performance Calculations
This interactive course provides review and reinforcement of relevant thermodynamic and aerodynamic concepts as applied to gas turbine engines, and introduces performance calculation methods of both aircraft engine and power generation gas turbines.The course emphasizes fundamentals which will be helpful for the practicing engineer but is not designed to review industrial practices which are usually proprietary.The acquired knowledge and problem solving opportunity will enhance the participants’ ability to excel in various assignments in gas turbine design, development, and application. Participants will work out typical problems in the class during recitation sessions facilitated by the instructor. The course material has been evaluated by the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of North Carolina State University. Special Notation: Participants are required to bring a scientific calculator to the class. Earn 14 Professional Development Hours (PDH's) and receive a certificate of completion!
Sunday, June 2, 2013
A Primer on Cogeneration/CHP Technologies
Attendees will learn the basics of Cogeneration/CHP (Combined Heat and Power) technologies including various practical considerations and rules of thumb relating to the key topics listed below on technologies currently used and also under development for enhanced performance. Cogeneration/CHP technologies are gaining renewed attention globally as a means of effective utilization of available energy resources. Earn 7 Professional Development Hours (PDH's) and receive a certificate of completion!
Nonisentropic Compressible Flows in Gas Turbine Design
Nonisentropic compressible flows are ubiquitous in gas turbines in their inlet systems, compressors, combustors, turbines, and the exhaust systems. They are, however, generally counter-intuitive. For example, it defies common sense that the wall friction accelerates a subsonic compressible flow in a constant-area duct with or without heating. This workshop will provide a comprehensive review and reinforcement of the key concepts of one-dimensional compressible flows with area change, friction, heat transfer, and rotation. These nonisentropic flows form the basis for the physics-based design of various gas turbine components, particularly in their preliminary/conceptual design phases. Earn 7 Professional Development Hours (PDH's) and receive a certificate of completion!