The Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory is currently active in both fundamental and applied research related to gas-turbine engines. Our mission is to advance turbomachinery technology using engine-relevant experiments in parallel with large-scale, multi-physics computations. We currently operate multiple experimental facilities, including rotating, high-speed compressor and turbine rigs, as well as linear and annular cascades.
The laboratory will expand in 2016 with the development of a 30,000 square-foot building at Ignition Park in downtown South Bend that will include multiple new rotating rigs in the 5-10MW range. These resources will be complemented with new, large-scale, dedicated computer clusters. This expansion has led to multiple new job openings in engineering, design, drafting, and technical computing.