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!

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


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.


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.