Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Turbomachinery

6th Edition

Authors: S Dixon Cesare Hall
Print ISBN: 9781856177931
eBook ISBN: 9780080962597
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 10th March 2010
Page Count: 477
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Provides the most comprehensive coverage of the fundamentals of turbomachinery of any text in the field Content has been reorganized to more closely match how instructors currently teach the course, with coverage of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics moved to the front of the book *Includes new design studies of several turbomachines, applying the theories developed in the book


Professional mechanical, civil, automotive, aeronautical, and control engineers; advanced undergraduate and graduate students in mechanical, civil, automotive and aeronautical engineering

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


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About the Author

S Dixon

Dr. Dixon has published numerous scientific research papers in turbomachinery and lectured in turbomachinery at the University of Liverpool for nearly 40 years. For 25 of those years he was Chief Examiner in Mechanics for the Council of Engineering Institutions in the UK.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Fellow at the University of Liverpool

Cesare Hall

Dr. Hall has been University Lecturer in turbomachinery at the University of Cambridge since 2005. His current research with the university’s Silent Aircraft Initiative has led to the development of radical new ideas for aircraft engine design. Prior to teaching, he worked at Rolls-Royce as a turbomachinery aerodynamicist.

Affiliations and Expertise

University Lecturer in Turbomachinery, University of Cambridge, UK


"This enduring turbomachinery textbook has been around since 1966 and is entering its sixth edition this year. Changes from the previous edition reflect advances in the field. The authors tell us in the preface, for example, that the text puts more emphasis on the effects of compressibility, reflecting "advances in the use of higher flow and blade speeds in turbomachinery." - review in Mechanical Engineering