Research funding for the Rotordynamics Lab/TRIBOLOGY Group
June 23, 2011

Total 12/10/2010: (external + internal – all competitive)  

 

External research

4’862,844

Internal research (TRC)

 1’537,169

Gifts

 

$60,000

Equipment

225,740

UG Student support

72,700

 

 

6’758,453

External Research Funds, total $ 4’862,844

 

Principal Investigator(s)

Sponsor

Project #

 

Amount

 

Project

Dates (GS support)

L. San Andrés

32525/39600/ME

Honeywell Turbocharging Technologies

$208,340

Turbocharger Bearing Code Development

09/01/10 – 08/31/12

L. San Andrés

32513/A2850/ME

Pratt & Whitney

$339,086

 

 

Squeeze Film Damper – design of test rig for high frequency & high load operation

07/01/08 – 12/31/10 (2)

L. San Andrés

32525/39600/ME

NASA - Glenn RC

$284,588

Prediction of Foil Bearing Performance: A Computational Model Anchored to Test Data

09/01/07-08/26/09 (2)

L. San Andrés

32525/37550//ME

Capstone Turbine Corp.

$ 64,762

Capabilities with Foil Bearings

12/31/06-01/15/08 (1)

L. San Andrés

Honeywell International

32525/6865A/ME

$438,160

 

Computational Analysis of Floating Ring Journal Bearings and Experimental Validation in a Turbocharger Test Rig – Phase I-IV

01/01/03-

12/31/09(1)

 

W. Hung (ENT), L. San Andrés

National Science Foundation

32525/3543/ME

$259,249

Research Experiences for Undergraduates: Development of Microturbomachinery

$114,154 (pro-rated MEEN)

06/01/06 – 06/30/10

10UG/year

L. San Andrés

 

Siemens

32525/3465AA

$106,950

High temperature Hybrid Brush Seal

10/01/07 6/30/09 (1)

L. San Andrés

 

Siemens

32525/34650

$ 75,993

Brush Seals with Reverse Rotation

01/01/06-09/30/07 (1)

L. San Andrés

 

Northrop Grumman

32525/2433B/ME

$787,277

Thrust Bearing Rig for validation of liquid hydrogen TP bearings

 

09/01/05 – 09/30/08 (3)

L. San Andrés

D. Childs

Northrop Grumman

32525/24330/ME

$224,529

CLIN 0004 of the AFRL – Support for USET

 

02/01/05 – 06/30/06 (1)

L. San Andrés

Universal Technology Corporation

32525/21960/ME

$20,016

Identification of stiffness and damping coefficients in foil bearings

09/01/04-05/31/05 (1)

Dara Childs

L. San Andrés

 

Northrop Grumman

32525/20580/ME

$49,972

 

CLIN 0001 of the AFRL – Support for USET

 

04/01/03-07/31/04

L. San Andrés

NSF

32525/53900//ME

$255,475

Gas Foil Bearings for Oil-Free Rotating Machinery – Analysis anchored to Experiments

06/15/03-05/31/06 (2)

 

 

 

 

 

L. San Andrés

 

NASA MSFC

32525/66500/ME

$ 37,282

Software Upgrade for Cryogenic Fluid Film Bearings

12/01/01-07/31/03

L. San Andrés

 

Dynatech

32525/60770//ME

$16,984

Computational Fluid Film Bearing Model Development in Support of Integral Rotor-Bearing Dynamics Software

10/01/03-12/31/03

L. San Andrés

ATS

32525/66260/ME

$ 79,580

Computational Analysis of Reverse Rotation Brush Seals

10/15/01-03/31/03 (1)

L. San Andrés

Garrett Boosting Systems

32525/64750//ME

$ 42,000

Feasibility Study of Bearing Technologies for Oil-Free Turbochargers

05/01/01-08/31/02

L. San Andrés

Honeywell International

32525/61570//ME

$129,000

 

 

Computational Analysis of Floating Ring Journal Bearings and Experimental Validation in a Turbocharger Test Rig

05/01/00-

08/30/02(1)

 

L. San Andrés

DynaTech Engineering,Inc.

$    4,367

Testing of Hypad™ air bearings for oil free applications

10/16/00 (1)

J. M. Vance,

L. San Andrés

GE Transportation Systems

32525/62780/ME

$189,265

 

 

Turbocharger Rotordynamics

11/01/00- 08/31/01 (2)

L. San Andrés

NSF

32525/58130/ME

$172,079

Dynamic Forced Performance of Fluid Film Bearings Operating with Air Entrainment

05/01/99-05/30/02 (2)

L. San Andrés

Boeing -Rocketdyne

32525/58350/ME

$ 33,000

Bulk-Flow Model of Cryogenic Liquid Labyrinth Seals

 

06/01/99-12/31/00

L. San Andrés

Allied Signal, Inc.

32525/54350/ME

$ 20,220

Tests on the Dynamic Response and Stability of Fluid Film Bearings for Automotive Turbochargers

 

01/01/98 -

06/30/99 (1)

L. San Andrés

NASA MSFC

32525/52330/ME

$ 73,200

 

Bulk-Flow Analysis of  Hybrid Thrust Bearings for Process Fluid Applications

09/01/97 -  12/31/90

J.Vance (50%),

L. San Andrés

TEXAS ATP

32190/71700/ME

$131,914

Damper Seals for Jet Engines

01/01/96 -08/31/98 (3)

L. San Andrés

NSF

32525/45240/ME

$153,067

Dynamic Forced Response of Rotor Bearing Systems Supported on Squeeze Film Dampers

08/01/94-12/31/97 (2)

L. San Andrés

NASA LeRC

32525/42490/ME

$361,338

Thermohydrodynamic Analysis of Hydrostatic Journal Bearings for Cryogenic Applications

01/01/93 - 12/31/96 (2)

D. Childs, 50%

L. San Andrés

Entergy Operations, Inc.

32525/49000/ME

 

$ 40,165

Evaluation of Grand Gulf Nuclear Station Reactor Recirculation Pump At Parameters Oscillations

04/01/96 -07/01/96

L. San Andrés

Pratt & Whitney

32525/41430/ME

$106,000

Hydrostatic Bearing Development

10/01/92 - 09/30/93 (1)

L. San Andrés

Rockwell

RF 6288A01

$82,986

Advanced Analysis of Hydrostatic Journal Bearings for Cryogenic Applications, Phase II

10/01/91 - 09/30/92 (1)

L. San Andrés

Rockwell

RF 6288002

$76,000

Advanced Analysis of Hydrostatic Journal Bearings for Cryogenic Applications, Phase I

10/01/90 - 09/30/91 (1)

 

Internal Research Funds, total $ 1’537,169

The TEES Turbomachinery Research Consortium (TRC) integrated by about 20 industrial members provides funds for advanced research in topics of current interest in industry. The TRC members review and vote on proposals presented at the TRC Annual Meeting (April/May). TRC funds allow only equipment purchases and support for ONE graduate student (no faculty support).

 

 

Principal Investigator(s)

Sponsor

Amount

Project

Dates

 

L. San Andrés

TRC

32514/1519X5/ME

$34,863

 

Automated Modeling XLTRC2 RBS Transient Response

12/01/10 08/31/11

L. San Andrés

TRC

32514/15193B/ME

$39,863

 

High Temperature Low Leakage Seals

08/01/10 08/31/11

L. San Andrés

TRC

32514/15196B/ME

$34,863

 

Modeling of Tilting pad Bearings

08/01/10 08/31/11

L. San Andrés

TRC

32514/1519V2/ME

$75,000

 

Metal Mesh-Top Foil Gas Bearings for Oil-Free Turbomachinery

09/01/07 08/31/10

L. San Andrés

TRC

32514/1519B4/ME

$103,000

 

Gas Bearings for Oil-Free Turbomachinery –

09/30/05-08/31/10

L. San Andrés

TRC

32514/1519C4/ME

$134,000

Identification of Structural Stiffness and Damping in Foil Gas Bearings

02/01/04-08/31/10

L. San Andrés

TRC

32514/1519T3/ME

$35,000

Upgrade of XLTRC2 – Tilting Pad Bearing Code – Include Pivot Stiffness

08/01/07-08/31/08

L. San Andrés

TRC

32514/1519T4/ME

$35,000

Upgrade of XLTRC2 – Journal Bearing Code – Include Thermal Effects

08/01/07-08/31/08

L. San Andrés

TRC

32514/1519T7ME

$35,000

Upgrade XLTRC2  Computational Model for Grooved Oil Seal Rings to predict Added Mass Coefficients  

12/10/07

11/30/08

L. San Andrés

TRC

32514/1519S7/ME

$192,000

Experimental Force Coefficients for a Sealed Squeeze Film Damper, III

06/30/00-05/31/08

H. Liang,

L. San Andrés

TTI

#405450

$65,000

Self-Repairing Railroad Track

02/01/05-01/31/06

L. San Andrés

TRC,

Turbo Lab

32514/1519B1/ME

$122,000

 

High Speed Gas Bearings for Oil Free Rotating Machinery

07/01/98 - 06/30/99

09/01/01-08/31/05

L. San Andrés

TRC

32514/1519/S4

$22,000

Stiffness and Damping Coefficients of Brush Seals with Reverse Rotation Ability

07/15/04-06/30/05

L. San Andrés

TRC

32514/1519H3/ME

$82,000

Identification of Force Coefficients in Flexible Rotor-Bearing Systems

06/30/00-05/31/04

L. San Andrés

Energy Resources Program, # 155290

$25,000

Gas Bearings for Oil Free Gas Turbines

06/01/00  12/31/01

L. San Andrés

TRC

$40,000

Flow Visualization Experiments on SFDs Operating with Entrained Air

06/01/98 -05/31/00

L. San Andrés (70%), K.R. Rajagopal

TRC

$20,000

Theory of Mixtures Applied to Bubbly Flows in Squeeze Film Dampers

09/01/97 - 09/31/98

L. San Andrés

TRC

$40,000

Identification of Dynamic Force Coefficients in Gas Damper Seals Using Impact Load Excitations

06/01/97 -05/31/99

L. San Andrés

TRC

$60,000

Imbalance Response of a Rotor Supported on Series Tilting Pad Bearings and Integral Squeeze Film Dampers

06/01/9705/31/00

L. San Andrés

TRC

$20,000

Bulk-Flow Analysis of Hybrid Brush-Gas Damper Seals Rotordynamic Coefficients

06/01/9705/31/98

L. San Andrés

TRC

$14,700

Effects of an Air/Bubbly Mixture on the Performance of Squeeze Film Dampers

06/01/9605/31/97

L. San Andrés

TRC

$15,000

Measurements of the Dynamic Response and Stability of Fully Floating and Semi-Floating San Ring Journal Bearings

06/01/9605/31/97

L. San Andrés

TRC

$15,000

Analysis of High Performance Tilting-Pad Bearings Including Pivot Radial Flexibility

06/01/9605/31/99

L. San Andrés

TRC

$60,000

Test Rig for Measurement of Rotordynamic Force Coefficients of Generic Air and Oil Fluid Film Bearings

06/01/92 - 05/31/96

L. San Andrés

TRC

$15,000

 

Analysis of Dynamic Force Coefficients in Spiral Groove Bearings

06/01/95 - 08/31/97

L. San Andrés

TRC

$30,000

Measurements of the Dynamic Response of a Rotor Supported on Squeeze Film Dampers

06/01/94 - 05/31/96

L. San Andrés

TRC

$58,220

Analysis of Static and Dynamic Force Performance of Laminar Flow Hybrid Bearings of Exotic Geometry

06/01/91 - 05/31/95

L. San Andrés

 

TRC

$15,000

A Flow Model for Annular Seals Operating in the Transition Regime to Turbulence

06/01/93 - 05/31/94

L. San Andrés (60%),S. Noah

TRC

$15,000

Experimental and Analytical Study of the Non-Linear Response of Squeeze Film Damper Supported Rotors

06/01/93 - 05/31/94

L. San Andrés

TRC

$30,000

Effects of Feed Grooves on the Dynamic Force Performance of Squeeze Film Dampers

06/01/91 - 05/31/93

L. San Andrés

TRC

$26,440

Analysis of High Pressure Oil Seals

06/01/89 - 05/31/91

L. San Andrés

TRC

$15,000

Effect of Fluid Compressibility on Laminar Flow Hydrostatic Bearings

06/1/90 - 05/31/91

L. San Andrés

TRC

$13,220

Experimental Forces in a Variable-Speed Squeeze Film Damper Test-Rig

06/1/89 – 05/31/90

 

 

 

Gifts

 

Honeywell Foundation

TAMU 510319

$25,000

Oil-Free Turbocharger Development

08/01/02

 

Honeywell AeroSpace

$35,000

Squeeze Film Damper Research

October 2007

 

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Support for equipment: total $ 224,240

Source

Amount

Purpose

Date

Active Power

$ 60,000

Donation of high speed bearing test rig for NSF project

04/03

Turbomachinery Laboratory

$    3,000

$    3,000

Cost sharing for acquisition of four foil bearings

Cost sharing for acquisition of HP 35670A Analyzer

11/01

10/00

COE Funds

$    3,700

Two-channel analyzer for vibration demonstrations

07/99

Turbomachinery Laboratory

$    9,000

Data acquisition software upgrade for Rotordynamics Laboratory

01/98

TAMU

$    1,500

Portable computer for class demonstrations

04/98

Solar Turbines

$    2,540

Donation of used equipment for laboratory

03/98

TAMU PUBF

$106,000

Equipment for Rotordynamics Laboratory

06/95

TAMU PUBF

$  29,000

Equipment for Rotordynamics Laboratory

01/94

MEEN Dept.

$    3,500

$    3,000

Equipment Support for TRC Rotordynamic Test Rig

12/92

12/93

 

Support for minority undergraduate students: total $ 72,700

Source

Amount

Student name

Date

TEES Undergraduate Summer Research Program

$   3,500

Nicholas Rouge

06-08/03

TEES Undergraduate Summer Research Program

$   3,500

Albert Atkins

06-08/01

TEES Undergraduate Summer Research Program

$   3,500

$   3,500

Tim Beets

Greg Dunn

06-08/99

TEES Undergraduate Summer Research Program

$   2,500

Israel Silva

06-08/98

Turbomachinery Laboratory

$   8,000

Janna Mouw

06-12/97

Turbomachinery Laboratory

$  27,000

Nicole Zirkelback (M.S.)

01/96-08/97

TEES-NSF Minority Research Undergraduate Scholarship

$    1,200

Nicole Zirkelback

09/95-12/95

Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers

$   5,000

Chrisma Jackson

05/95

TEES Undergraduate Summer Research Program

$   2,500

Nicole Zirkelback

06-08/96

TEES Undergraduate Summer Research Program

$   2,500

$   2,500

Nicole Zirkelback

Chrisma Jackson

06-08/95

TEES Undergraduate Summer Research Program

$   2,500

Aquiles López

06-08/94

TEES Undergraduate Summer Research Program

$   2,500

Donald Plumlee

06-08/93

TEES Undergraduate Summer Research Program

$   2,500

Miller Robison

06-08/92