Description

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.

Table of Contents

Dedication

Preface to the Seventh Edition

Acknowledgments

List of Symbols

Subscripts

Superscripts

Chapter 1. Introduction: Basic Principles

1.1 Definition of a turbomachine

1.2 Coordinate system

1.3 The fundamental laws

1.4 The equation of continuity

1.5 The first law of thermodynamics

1.6 The momentum equation

1.7 The second law of thermodynamics—entropy

1.8 Bernoulli’s equation

1.9 The thermodynamic properties of fluids

1.10 Compressible flow relations for perfect gases

1.11 Definitions of efficiency

1.12 Small stage or polytropic efficiency

1.13 The inherent unsteadiness of the flow within turbomachines

References

Chapter 2. Dimensional Analysis: Similitude

2.1 Dimensional analysis and performance laws

2.2 Incompressible fluid analysis

2.3 Performance characteristics for low-speed machines

2.4 Compressible flow analysis

2.5 Performance characteristics for high-speed machines

2.6 Specific speed and specific diameter

2.7 Cavitation

References

Chapter 3. Two-Dimensional Cascades

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Cascade geometry

3.3 Cascade flow characteristics

3.4 Analysis of cascade forces

3.5 Compressor cascade performance

3.6 Turbine cascades

3.7 Cascade computational analysis

References

Chapter 4. Axial-Flow Turbines: Mean-Line Analysis and Design

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Velocity diagrams of the axial turbine stage

4.3 Turbine stage design parameters

4.4 Thermodynamics of the axial turbine stage

4.5 Repeating stage turbines

4.6 Stage losses and efficiency

4.7 Preliminary axial turbine design

4.8 Styles of turbine

4.9 Effect of reaction on efficiency

4.10 Diffusion within blade

Details

No. of pages:
556
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
Print ISBN:
9780124159549
Electronic ISBN:
9780123914101