Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Turbomachinery


  • S Dixon, B.Eng., Ph.D., Senior Fellow at the University of Liverpool
  • Cesare Hall, Ph.D., University Lecturer in Turbomachinery, University of Cambridge, UK

Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Turbomachinery is the leading turbomachinery book due to its balanced coverage of theory and application. Starting with background principles in fluid mechanics and thermodynamics, the authors go on to discuss axial flow turbines and compressors, centrifugal pumps, fans, and compressors, and radial flow gas turbines, hydraulic turbines, and wind turbines. In this new edition,more coverage is devoted to modern approaches to analysis and design, including CFD and FEA techniques. Used as a core text in senior undergraduate and graduate level courses this book will also appeal to professional engineers in the aerospace, global power, oil & gas and other industries who are involved in the design and operation of turbomachines.
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Professional mechanical, civil, automotive, aeronautical, and control engineers; advanced undergraduate and graduate students in mechanical, civil, automotive and aeronautical engineering


Book information

  • Published: October 2013
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-415954-9


Table of Contents

Introduction-Basic Principles; Dimensional Analysis: Similitude; Two-dimensional Cascades; Axial-flow Turbines: Mean-line Analysis and Design; Axial-flow Compressors and Ducted Fans; Three-dimensional Flows in Axial Turbomachines; Centrifugal Pumps, Fans and Compressors; Radial Flow Gas Turbines; Hydraulic Turbines; Wind Turbines; Appendix A: Preliminary Design of an Axial-flow Turbine for a Large Turbocharger; Appendix B: Preliminary Design of a Centrifugal Compressor for a Turbocharger; Appendix C: Tables for the Compressible Flow of a Perfect Gas; Appendix D: Conversion of British and US Units to SI Units; Appendix E: Answers to Selected Problems; Index