Engineering SEMINAR 2022

14th International Seminar & Short Course

ROTORDYNAMICS + BEARINGS in Rotating Machinery

Presentation of the Theoretical Background including many Practical Applications and Case Studies

10-13 October 2022, Leonardo Hotel Köln, Cologne (Germany)

Seminar Language: ENGLISH

A cooperation between RBTS, USA and Laschet Consulting, Germany


This International Seminar & Short Course is dedicated to engineers and technical managers who are in­volved in ROTATING MACHINERY DYNAMICS design, operation, maintenance, diagnosis, and trouble shooting, with emphasis on machinery rotor dynamics (LATERAL VIBRA­TION analysis), drive train dynamics (TORSIONAL VIBRA­TION analysis), and bearing systems (FLUID-FILM BEARINGS).

Course coverage of the field is illustrated by the presen­tation of real life case histories and the application of advanced technologies for the modeling, analyses, and trouble shooting real life bearings and vibration problems.

This seminar is NOT an ARMD software user training but a TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER and is there­fore dedicated to all engineers interested in the dynamics of rotating machinery, independent of the use of a software tool. No previous experiences in rotor­dynamics are required – just register and come to the seminar to under­stand the world of vibra­tions, and above all how to solve and avoid vibration problems in rotating machinery.

In the previous years most of the seminar attendees came from Europe as well as from the Near and Middle East, India, Asia, and America. Thus, this seminar is really an INTERNA­TIONAL event; you should not miss this pro­fessional course of great repu­tation and lively exchange of expe­riences among the partici­pants.

International Rotordynamic Seminars 2004-2015


This is the structure of the seminar with the associated subjects per day:


  • All sessions are in English language only.
  • There are 2 parallel sessions on the 4th day.
  • Schedule: Mon-Wed (9:00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.) / Thu (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)



1st Day:     10 Oct 2022 (Monday)
Seminar     FLUID-FILM BEARINGS” (Technology & Applications)

2nd Day:    11 Oct 2022 (Tuesday)
Seminar     ROTOR DYNAMICS I” (Part 1: Basics & Technology)

3rd Day:     12 Oct 2022 (Wednesday)
Seminar     ROTOR DYNAMICS II” (Part 2: Applications & Case Studies)

4th Day:     13 Oct 2022 (Thursday)      choice of TWO (2) parallel sessions
Seminar     TORSIONAL VIBRATIONS” (Basics & Applications)
Workshop  ARMD SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS” (Presentation of Applications by ARMD 6.1)


This seminar is presented by Victor Obeid, who is a rotor­dynamic and fluid-film bearing specialist with ack­now­ledged high repu­tation world­wide.

He is also head of:

RBTS, Inc. – 1041 West Bridge Street – Phoenixville, PA 19460 /

The course “Torsional Vibrations” on the last seminar day will be presented by Dr. Andreas Laschet from Laschet Consulting.

Laschet Consulting is RBTS ‘ partner in Europe and official distri­butor of the ARMD software and there­fore your contact partner for soft­ware support. Laschet Consulting also offers associated engi­neer­ing services world­wide.


Please download the EXTENSIVE SEMINAR PROGRAM including venue and travel information:

DETAILED SEMINAR BROCHURE (Seminar Program, Venue & Travel information)

This brochure contains all important information about this seminar!


A brief document with the contents of the seminar can be downloaded as well:

BRIEF INFORMATION about the Seminar


Register NOW for the Seminar 2022

Online Registration Form for the Booking of Separate Seminar Sections (Days)