Couplings and Rotating Machines
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This course covers the design and application of high performance couplings and rotating machines. Initially the Turbomachinery driver and driven machines are analysed together with their characteristics and how they affect the coupling. The various types of coupling in the market are covered next, including metal membranes and diaphragms and how these characteristics are utilised. Selection is reviewed next and how this affects the coupling design, including shaft end, balancing and materials. The oil and gas requirement to API671 are investigated and which coupling attributes are important. The course concludes with Installation and failure analysis and reviews the main factors affecting failures from misalignment through to torsional vibrations.
Pennington, Steven (2018). Couplings and Rotating Machines. Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station. Available electronically from