Spring 2012 Course Attendee Reviews:

Practical Rotordynamics for Real Machinery

March 26 - 29, 2012 in Charlottesville, VA

Instructors: Malcolm E. Leader, Mark Corbo, Erik Swanson


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Thanks again to all of the participants!

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1The instructors knowledge of rotordynamics was:3510
2The pacing of the course was:14210
3The amount of material covered was:2881
4The amount of interaction encouraged was:2772
5Was your interest held?18171
6Was your time well spent in the course?20131
7Would you recommend this course to others?2392
8Would you recommend this group of instructors to others?3421

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Responses to "What was particularly helpful about the course?"

  • Side talks with instructors on topics affecting my company's products.
  • Case study.
  • Good mix of theory & practical knowledge.
  • The case studies & repeating of the basic concepts.
  • Topics on testing were also very useful.
  • Making contact with expert instructors for future use.
  • I'm a consulting civil engineer who designs pumping systems for water/sewer applications. Being a non-mechanical engineer, I very much benefited from the background info about the topic and the wealth of real world examples.
  • Torsional vibrations topics.
  • Problem solving case with bearing mods.
  • lateral/torsional on compressors.
  • The basic fundamentals of the rotordynamic studies.
  • Very good lateral & torsional training.
  • After the theory the case studies were great.
  • Pumps & torsional analysis.
  • The teaching method used by the instructors to present the fundamentals & apply them to practical applications.
  • Instructors are very helpful and have a lot of knowledge and answered all my questions.
  • More development techniques and case studies.
  • Because I came from a pump company the most useful lectures to me were the ones oriented to pumps.
  • Direct application to students products: pumps, fans, turbines, etc.
  • Rotor modeling & torsional training.
  • Real world examples very helpful.
  • The indepth knowledge of pumps and all the case studies.
  • Very straight forward concepts and explanation of topics.
  • Learned a lot about different types of machinery and potential problems.
  • To better understand the dynamics involved.
  • The level of expertise of the instructors, and application to real world issues.
  • General rotordynamic knowledge; analysis of different machineries.
  • Basics of rotordynamics, bearings.
  • The practical approach combined w/equations that are representative of real machines.
  • Case studies - showed use of lateral tools well.
  • A good balance between theoretical analysis & experimental results.
  • I particularly liked how you did not get too deep into theory and deriving equations.
  • The instructors made a good attempt to cover a wide range of topics for a diverse group of people. Taking the recourse survey was a great contributor to this.
  • Examples, case studies.
  • The bearing and lateral vibration discussions were most helpful to my work. The case studies were excellent at supporting the overviews.
  • The course had a great variety of knowledge and examples to help explain the various concepts of rotordynamics.


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Responses to "What was particularly helpful about the course?" for the hands-on day using DyRoBeS

  • Being able to practically apply some of the theory is very helpful in reinforcing the concepts.
  • Having the ability to ask several questions relating directly to the software was equally useful.
  • Hands on with examples.
  • The examples, could be more, but they were helpful.
  • The exercises.
  • The examples helped to give a better understanding of the use and capability of DyRoBeS.
  • Step by step examples and the smaller class size which allowed more 1 on 1 interaction w/the instructor.
  • Excellent structure, examples, instructor, material handout.
  • Exercises.
  • Using software.
  • Generally the introduction to DyRoBeS. Also, I appreciate the demo to play with the code.