Bruno Schiavello, director of fluid dynamics in the technology department of Flowserve Pumps, has won the 2006 Fluid Machinery Design Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Founded in 1880, ASME is renowned for its focus on technical, educational and research issues of the engineering and technology community.
Bruno Schiavello earned the lifetime ASME award for his achievements in advanced pump design for both single-size pumps and complete pump lines.
His innovative designs have contributed to major improvements in pump efficiency, energy usage, size and weight.
Specific designs have resulted in the life extension of impellers affected by cavitation and in improved reliability associated with suction recirculation onset and intensity.
Flowserve's Schiavello has more than 30 years of experience in the fluid motion industry, previously holding positions at companies including Worthington Nord (Italy) and McGraw-Edison.
He is a member of ASME, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Societe Hydrotechnique de France, and the International Association for Hydraulic Research, and was co-winner of the Worthington European Technical Award in 1979.
Schiavello has served on the advisory committee for the International Pump Users Symposium since 1983, and was associate technical editor of the ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering for two terms.
He was also the lead organizer of the 5th ASME International Symposium on Pumping Machinery in 2005.
Schiavello earned a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from the University of Rome in Italy and a master of science in Fluid Dynamics from the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics in Belgium.
His lectures and papers have significantly influenced the areas of pump recirculation, cavitation, and two-phase flow.
He holds two patents for his advanced compact pump designs.
Awarded biennially, the ASME Fluid Machinery Design Award recognizes lifetime achievements in the field of machine design utilizing significant fluid mechanics principles.
Winners of this award must increase performance or improve living conditions as a result of original or patentable state-of-the-art advancements.