ASME Turbo Expo 2012 to Offer Workshops on Turbine Design and Efficiency

Jan 6, 2012

by Michael MacRae

NEW YORK, Jan. 4, 2012 – The ASME International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI) has announced seven instructional workshops for engineers and other technical professionals in the gas turbine field.

The workshops, to be held June 9-10, 2012, at the Bella Center in Copenhagen, Denmark, will provide focused training for professionals seeking to broaden their knowledge and proficiency in gas turbine engineering, including design and repair. The workshops will precede the opening of ASME Turbo Expo 2012, June 11 through 15.

The titles of the workshops are Technology and Applications of Turbine Coatings, Gas Turbine Rotor Life Management, Introduction to Optimization Methods and Tools for Multi-disciplinary Design in Turbomachinery, Advances in Turbines Aero-thermo-mechanical Design and Analysis, Gas Turbine Failure Analysis, A Primer on CHP Technologies, and Basic Gas Turbine Metallurgy and Repair Technology.

The workshops will be led by experts from leading companies and research organizations including:

  • Doug Nagy and Lloyd Cooke, Liburdi Turbine Services, Inc.
  • Warren Miglietti, Power Systems Manufacturing, LLC
  • Purush Sahoo, American Surface Modifications
  • L. He, Oxford University's Osney Thermofluids Laboratory
  • Shahrokh Shahpar and Frank Haselbach, Rolls-Royce
  • Tom Verstraete and Guillermo Paniagua, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics
  • Ronald Bunker, GE; John Clark, Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Howard Hodson, University of Cambridge; Eric Seinturier, Turbomeca
  • Maxine Watson and Michael Henderson, Quest Integrity Ltd.
  • Rakesh Bhargava, Hess Corporation
  • Cyrus Meher-Homji, Bechtel Corporation
  • Manfred Klein, National Research Council of Canada
  • Steve Ingistov, Watson Cogeneration Facility, Los Angeles Refinery.

Additional information, including times and course descriptions, is available on the website,

ASME Turbo Expo 2012 will bring together engineers and researchers from around the world to discuss recent technology advancements in engine design, materials, operations and maintenance, noise reduction, alternative fuels, combustion diagnostics, and micro-turbines, among many other topics.  

IGTI organizes and manages Turbo Expo.  The institute, headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., supports the exchange of information focused on improving the design, manufacture, operation and maintenance, and environmental impact of gas turbines, turbo-machinery, and related equipment.

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