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About Us


The Rotating Machinery and Controls (ROMAC) Industrial Program supports cooperative research efforts conducted by faculty, staff, and students in various departments in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia. The ROMAC Industrial Program emphasizes theoretical and experimental research in general areas of rotordynamics, turbomachinery, structural dynamics, magnetic bearings, the application of automatic controls to the dynamics of rotating machinery, internal incompressible flows, the coupling of internal flows to the dynamics of rotating machinery, fluid film bearings, and seals. The interaction between industry and university professionals through the medium of ROMAC provides the university researchers with an understanding of practical industrial problems with rotating machinery while the industrial participants obtain timely research results.

The University of Virginia is monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and has put in place criteria to follow regarding operations and activity. The Rotating Machinery and Controls Laboratory, (ROMAC) is committed to following the guidelines put forth by UVA. Our concern is to ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty and industry members of our consortium. More information can be found here.

We will continue to monitor the situation. As of today, we expect to hold the ROMAC Annual Meeting as scheduled, June 8 – 12, 2020 in Charlottesville, Virginia. If there are any changes to these plans, we will notify our member companies and provide updates on this website. Please check back periodically.


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Consortium members receive timely research results and are granted access to ROMAC design and analysis software, ROTORSOL, which solves the equations of motion in lateral, torsional, and axial directions. ROMAC maintains an extensive report archive and offers  a variety of short courses yearly to both members and non-members.  

If interested in becoming a ROMAC member, please contact us.


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