Seminars, workshops, creation of performance models and other services are offered by these two experienced gas turbine performance engineers:
Dr. Joachim Kurzke
... spent his engineering life dealing with gas turbine performance, first at the Technical University of Munich, Institute for Flight Propulsion. There he learnt a lot from Professor H.G. Münzberg who had acquired his gas turbine expertise during the times of pencil and slide ruler. As a young engineer, Kurzke confronted his professor with print outs from a computer - for good reason he never accepted the argument: These numbers must be right because the computer cannot be wrong. The outcome of every numerical examination needed an explanation, based on the laws of physics.
1976 Kurzke joined the performance department of the company which is now MTU Aero Engines and stayed there for 28 years. He worked on a multitude of different engine projects, designed the engine performance program MOPS for MTU, and applied it to the everyday problems in the performance department. MOPS is due to the modular design very flexible and can be adapted easily to new requirements, however, it’s use requires significant training in gas turbine performance. This observation resulted in the development of the performance program GasTurb™. This software concentrates on the user interface, without neglecting any detail which is required for professional gas turbine performance work. After more than 20 years in the public domain, GasTurb™ is well known and acknowledged all over the world.
Joachim Kurzke has published numerous papers dealing with gas turbine performance, and was a member of several RTO (former AGARD) working groups, as well as the SAE E33 committee “Thrust in Flight”. He is still a member of the ASME/IGTI Aircraft Engine and Education Committees.
Dr. Robert Hill