Research

The Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory (NDTL) is focused on research, testing, and workforce development for a wide range of applications that involve turbomachinery technology. The University of Notre Dame has recently completed construction of a new 28,000-square-foot facility in South Bend, Indiana, USA to enable significant expansion in test cell capability. The facility at Ignition Park operates with shaft powers from 700 hp to 12,000 hp in a secured, export-controlled environment. Computational capabilities include a range of in-house and commercial software for structural and fluid-flow analysis as well as a dedicated, large-scale HPC cluster. 

These experimental and numerical capabilities provide opportunities to create a shorter development path for the maturation of new gas turbine engine technologies. NDTL has significant and demonstrated experience with large-scale programs focused on rapid transition of low TRL technologies to production. 

NDTL currently employs 41 full-time employees and works with 7 Ph.D. candidates. The directors of NDTL are seeking to form new relationships with government and industry in order to advance the development of commercial and military aircraft, power plants, and the oil and gas industries.

Notre Dame’s Commitment to Research 

The University of Notre Dame is a private research and teaching university inspired by its Catholic mission. Located in South Bend, Indiana, USA, its researchers are advancing human understanding through research, scholarship, education, and creative endeavor in order to be a repository for knowledge and a powerful means for doing good in the world. For more information, please see http://research.nd.edu/ or @UNDResearch.

Current Research

Notre Dame research funding reaches record-breaking levels

Notre Dame Research

The University of Notre Dame has received $138.1 million in research funding for fiscal year (FY) 2017, surpassing the previous record of $133.7 million set in FY 2015.

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NDTL Director named member of Michiana 40 Under 40 Class of 2017

NDTL Director Joshua D. Cameron has been named a member of the Michiana Forty Under 40 Class of 2017 by the South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce. According to the regional chamber’s website, “Michiana Forty under 40 recognizes 40 regional business and professional leaders who have achieved success before the age of 40. This recognition shines the spotlight on 40 of the area's most talented and dedicated young executives, professionals and leaders who demonstrate career success and community engagement.” Cameron and the other honorees will be recognized at a luncheon and profiled in the South Bend Tribune in May.…

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NASA's ANCF Spinning at NDTL

In 2016, NASA moved its Advanced Noise Control Fan facility (ANCF) to the University of Notre Dame where it is currently being commissioned by the Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory (NDTL) at its on-campus facilities. ANCF is used to study the acoustics of jet engines. NDTL will be collaborating with NASA and industry partners to continue this research and discover new noise reduction technologies.…

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