Rotordynamics and Dyrobes Short Course in Charlottesville

Practical Rotordynamics for Real Machinery

April 25-28, 2016
Dyrobes Session on April 29
Charlottesville, VA

Xdot Engineering and Analysis will be offering a short course on Practical Rotordynamics for Real Machinery April 25 through 28 in Charlottesville, VA, with an optional guided hands on training session on April 29th using a trial version of Dyrobes. The hands on day is suitable for anyone needing an introduction to Dyrobes, as well as anyone who would simply like hands-on experience using some of the concepts discussed during the course.

The short course is targeted at beginning and intermediate rotating equipment engineers who have a need to develop a practical understanding of the dynamic behavior and analysis of rotating machinery which their company builds, buys, or maintains. The typical participant would have a bachelor’s degree in engineering and some prior experience with rotating machinery.

This course will be team taught by three experienced consultants who make their living doing rotordynamics. It focuses on the practical use of rotordynamic analysis as a tool to:

  • Ensure equipment being purchased does not have clear rotordynamic issues that will lead to unreliable operation (rotordynamic audit), and/or
  • Support development of new machinery with smooth, reliable operation (design), and/or
  • Assist in understanding and resolving field problems with existing machinery (vibration troubleshooting).

We will start with the basics, and then go through all of the major elements of a complete analysis, including:

  • Modeling
  • Lateral response and stability
  • Bearing analysis
  • Torsional analysis
  • Overview of API standards
  • Selected case histories and examples

Continuing Education Units

Xdot Engineering and Analysis will award a Certificate for the completed training course. You will need to contact your state bureau to find out if this will count toward Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

3 teachers


ERIK SWANSON of Xdot Engineering and Analysis
MALCOLM E. LEADER of Applied Machinery Dynamics
MARK CORBO of No Bull Engineering

Training Location

Courtyard Charlottesville – University Medical Center
1201 West Main St.
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 977-1700
(800) 321-2211

Course Fee

$2,500 per student, April 25-28.
$500 optional day of Dyrobes training, April 29.
Registration and More information at Xdot


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