Improved Reliability Through the Use of Design Audits

Paper No. 73

J. C. Wachel, K. E. Atkins, and J. D. Tison, 24th Turbomachinery Symposium, Texas A&M University, September 25-28, 1995.

Rotordynamic design audits of machinery and systems can be used to identify potential problems before manufacture, thus preventing costly project delays and downtime. Machinery engineers need to understand the types of analyses that can be performed to evaluate proposed designs. Understanding the analysis types can also help the engineer to determine if the audit is necessary and/or economically desirable. The types of audits that should be performed are described. Typical analysis results are presented along with guidelines for their interpretation.


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