Practical Rotor Dynamics & Modeling

Course Overview:

This course teaches both practical and theoretical modeling of rotating systems and rotating machinery using journal and rolling element bearings. The Practical Rotor Dynamics and Modeling course is recommended as partial preparation for the Vibration Analyst Category IV Certification Exam. The workshops and demonstrations, scheduled throughout the training course, are used to illustrate theory and applications. Attendees must bring their own laptop for the best learning experience.

Instructor: Ray Kelm, P.E.

Ray Kelm is owner and Chief Engineer of Kelm Engineering located in Friendswood, Texas. The company specializes in numerical modeling and field testing of dynamic systems including rotating and reciprocating machinery as well as piping systems and other equipment. He has 30+ years of experience in the oil & gas, power, manufacturing and petrochemical industries. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University and a M.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Virginia. He isa registered professional engineer in the State of Texas.This course teaches both practical and theoretical modeling of rotating systems using journal and rolling element bearings. It is partial preparation for the Vibration Analyst Category IV Certification Exam. The workshops and demonstrations, scheduled throughout the training course, are used to illustrate theory and applications.

Course Materials:

Course Notes (textbook)
Workshops containing examples, workshop problems, and equations
Course supplies (calculator, pen, notepads, and any other needed supplies)
Rotor Dynamics and Modeling Program (USB Flashdrive)
Training course examination study guide
Certificate of completion (4.0 CEUs)

Course Agenda:

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Optional Cat IV exam – Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Registration Fee:

$2,375 USD Nonmember ($2280 VI Members)
$100 expidited materials fee for registrations received within 1 week of course starting.

REGISTER: https://www.vi-institute.org/rdm