218 pages | 30 Color Illus. | 30 B/W Illus.
Rotating Machinery Research and Development Test Rigs presents the purpose and development processes for test apparatuses built for Research & Development in machinery technology and product development. Each R & D apparatus is the focus of an entire chapter, with fifteen detailed case studies included from mechanical, aerospace, chemical and biomedical engineering. Specific machinery components covered include bearings, seals, power plant pumps, rotors, turbines and compressors. Machinery condition monitoring and product development processes have been integrated. The specific purpose and results for each test rig are comprehensively presented and explained.
Radial and Axial Rotor Force Design Technology. Table-Top Rigs: Bently-Nevada Rotor Kit and Automatic 2-Plane Rotor Balancing. Large Steam Turbine Generator Turning-Gear Slow-Roll Journal. Bearing Load Capacity. Journal Bearing and Seal Rotor Dynamics. Model-Based Condition Monitoring of Nuclear Power Plant Pumps. Pumping Fluid-Solid-Particle Mixtures. Ohio State Gas Turbine Lab. Swiss Federal Institute Cavitation Research Facility at EPFL Lausanne. Swiss Federal Institute Turbomachinery Lab at ETH Zurich. Axial Location and Size of Progressing Shaft Cracks. State University Wind Turbine Tower. Compressor Refrigerant-Oil Separation Seal Development. Combined-Impeller Turbine-Driven Pump. Water-Lubricated High-Speed Bearings. Aircraft Engine Compressor Blade Tip Rubs. Centerless Grinder Inside-Out Pivoted-Pad Bearing. MIT Gas Turbine Lab. Texas A & M Turbo Lab. University of Akron Bearing and Seal Lab.