Welcome to the Institute of Thermal Turbomachinery and Machine Dynamics. The field of research covers many areas involving steam and gas turbines as well as machine dynamics. The current focus is mainly on the turbines, their efficiency, noise development, combustion and structural integrity. This page provides information about the institute, the capabilities, the courses offered and the actual research topics. We hope you will find the information you are looking for. If not, please feel free to inquire by email or call us.
Captain Robert Krewinkel and former Captain Franz Heitmeir in the cockpit of the Boeing 727 in the Nova Air restaurant during the Christmas dinner.
Later, Martin Haubenhofer and Florian Plank took over the control.
Robert Krewinkel was born in Heerlen (The Netherlands) in 1979. He studied Mechanical Engineering and Anglistics at the RWTH Aachen in Germany. In 2012 he received his PhD on the “Conjugate Calculation of Effusion Cooled Multi-Layer Systems for Gas Turbines”. Since 2013 he has worked in different fields on the development of gas turbines at the MAN Energy Solutions SE in Oberhausen. During this time, he worked amongst others as team leader for cooling, secondary air and thermal systems and was responsible for research.
Since 1st October Robert Krewinkel is head of the Institute of Thermal Turbomachinery and Machine Dynamic.
Institute of Thermal Turbomachinery and Machine Dynamics
Graz University of Technology
Tel: +43 (0)316 873 - 7226
Fax: +43 (0)316 873 - 107226
All his books in German on aeroengine safety, industry gas turbines and machine elements can be found here (pdf format)