Nicholas C. D’Orsi
Nicholas D’Orsi is a founding partner of Turbo Solutions Engineering LLC. He is responsible for the company’s aerodynamic and hydrodynamic design and analysis projects. Nick has more than 16 years of hands-on experience in the design and development of turbomachinery components and systems, including compressors, pumps, fans, and turbines. He has created hundreds of unique flowpath designs. His experience includes meanline design, three-dimensional flowpath design, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis, and cycle analysis.
Nick has authored and co-authored numerous papers on compressor design in the turbomachinery field. He has lectured for 12 years on the topics of pumps, compressors, fan design and analysis, test rig design and test data reduction. Nick has also taught many hands-on courses demonstrating the use of advanced software for the design and analysis of turbomachinery.
Nick worked in the Preliminary Design Group at Textron Lycoming, where he was responsible for the aerodynamic design of gas turbine compressors and turbines, heat transfer analysis and cooling system design for advanced hot section components, and gas turbine cycle analysis. Nick served four years in the U.S. Navy with Fighter Squadron VF-114, based in San Diego, CA, and aboard the USS America. During this period he was responsible for troubleshooting and repairing F-14 fighter aircraft radar, weapons systems, and navigational systems.
Prior to the creation of Turbo Solutions, Nick worked for Concepts NREC as their director of aerodynamic and hydrodynamic engineering. Nick supervised the aerodynamic design team and was responsible for the compressor, pump, and turbine designs created by the company.
Nick is a member of AIAA, ASME, and AHS. He serves on a number of committees for ASME and chairs sessions at its national and international conferences. Nick earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in Aeronautical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) while working as Aeronautics Laboratory Instructor and Lecturer for undergraduate students in the mechanical and aeronautical engineering programs.