Research & Development

Research & Development

Xdot is much more than just another rotordynamics consultant. We also have strong research and development efforts related to a variety of rotordynamic, bearing, and high speed machinery topics. These projects blend improving our ability to address today's consulting needs, with developing technology and capabilities for tomorrow's problems.

These projects include internally funded efforts, as well as SBIR (Small Business Innovative Research) and STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer) contracts. We are always interested in discussing ways that we can team with others to help advance the state of the art or better understand industry problems.

We have a variety of unique rotordynamic and other analysis tools, as well as a solid practical research background. We can bring the same enthusiasm and expertise from our internal projects to your project. This could range from providing subject matter expertise to your team, to rig design and fabrication, to completely outsourced efforts at Xdot.

Windage Loss Reduction

Low Cost/High Performance Foil Bearings

Foil Bearing Analysis Tool Development

Friction Damping Modeling

Fixed Geometry Bearing Profile Modification/ Optimization for Improved Stability

CAD Based Rotordynamic Modeling Tools

Rotordynamic Tool Suite

Rotordynamic Analysis for Machines with Active Magnetic Bearings