The Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory (NDTL) is a gas turbine research and development facility supporting major original equipment manufacturers in the aerospace propulsion and power industries.

NDTL works on the leading edge of component aerodynamics, structural dynamics, instrumentation, and computational methods. The NDTL team supports the transition of advanced technologies required for the next-generation of gas-turbine engines through early-stage research onto the products of its customers. NDTL is currently involved in research and product development for a variety of sponsors and collaborators including Pratt & Whitney, General Electric, Honeywell, Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co. Ltd., and Williams International. 

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The Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory (NDTL) executes research, testing, and workforce development for technologies critical to current and future aero-propulsion and land-based power generation gas turbine products. In 2016, NDTL significantly expanded its capabilities to support customer product development needs with the commissioning of its Ignition Park facility in South Bend, Indiana, USA. 

NDTL's professionally staffed Ignition Park facility utilizes its flexible capabilities to execute component testing for customers while protecting their intellectual property. These capabilities include 10MW in rotating power/load capability, high-speed power trains, 50 lbm/s (23 kg/s) of conditioned air at 12 atmospheres and temperatures up to 1200°F (650°C), in-house and commercial software tools, and a large-scale HPC cluster. 

NDTL's Ignition Park facility is now cleared to execute classified testing.