In an effort to advance the technology of gas turbine engines used for jet aircraft, power generation plants, and the oil and gas industry, GE is providing $13.5 million over the next five years to fund research at the Notre Dame Turbomachinery Facility.
The facility, which was unveiled on June 26 in South Bend, Indiana, will test engine components at pressures and temperatures higher than any at current U.S. university facilities. Notre Dame will use the new facility to advance current working relationships with both government sponsors and all manufacturers of gas-turbine engines. "The center will allow GE’s industrial businesses to simulate full-scale engine operating environments,” said Rick Stanley, vice president and chief technologist for GE’s Power & Water business, and himself, a Notre Dame graduate.
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