Axial Turbine

This comprehensive, 8-day, 3 hours per day, online course is designed to provide engineers with a better understanding of steam and gas turbines and help them find new, efficient, accurate, cost-saving solutions through successful axial turbine design and operation tasks. The program includes theoretical knowledge as well as hands-on experience with industry-leading software tools. It will start with a theoretical overview of turbine thermodynamics, gas dynamics and cycles to continue with preliminary design, detailed design, analysis of optimization of axial turbines at the 1D, 2D and 3D levels including 3D blade design, FEA and CFD analysis. Each training section contains exercises to ensure the information is understood and can be effectively applied to any engineering challenge.

The course scope includes:

  • Steam, gas and combined cycles
  • Gas dynamics and working fluid properties
  • Turbine elements and design parameters
  • Preliminary design and axial turbine optimization 
  • Detailed design
  • Losses in axial turbines
  • Meanline and streamline calculation, off-design performance predictions, and optimization of axial turbines with AxSTREAM®
  • Start-up and shut-down
  • Profiling, geometric section design and blade design
  • Structural and vibration analyses
  • Blade fastening (disk, root, shroud, lashing wires)
  • Blade cooling
  • Tertiary components
  • Turbine retrofitting
  • OEM turbine designs 

Who should attend:

  • Mechanical engineers and engineering managers looking to learn about or refresh their knowledge on axial turbines
  • Engineering professionals interested in learning more about the capabilities of the AxCYCLE™ and AxSTREAM® Platform
  • Students or professors seeking to expand their educational horizons in axial turbine design
Axial Turbine Course Content and Schedule