Sayers Statement A concise and unified approach to the subject is employed which fills the need for a comprehensive introductory text suitable for most engineering curricula.
The theoretical approach, based firmly on the fundamental principles of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics, makes the book particularly suitable for undergraduate courses.
It has also proved very useful to professional engineers who require a relevant text on the basic physical processes in turbomachines and their theoretical representation.
Several modifications have been incorporated in the text in the light of recent advances in the subject. Further information on cavitation has been included and a new section on the optimum design of a pump inlet taking account of cavitation limitations has been added. Certain chapters have been extended: the section on 'Constant specific mass flow' design now includes the flow equations for a following rotor row, and the section on the definition of blade shapes has been extended to include the parabolic arc camber line blade.
A list of symbols used in the text has been added. Each chapter contains a selection of useful problems and answers are provided at the end of the book. The same theoretical framework is used to analyse the different machine types.
Fundamentals are first presented and theoretical concepts are then elaborated for particular machine types, starting with the simplest ones.
For each machine type, the author strikes a balance between building basic understanding and exploring knowledge of practical aspects. Readers are invited through challenging exercises to consider how the theory applies to particular cases and how it can be generalised. The book is primarily meant as a course book. It teaches fundamentals and explores applications.
It will appeal to senior undergraduate and graduate students in mechanical engineering and to professional engineers seeking to understand the operation of turbomachines. Readers will gain a fundamental understanding of turbomachines.
They will also be able to make a reasoned choice of turbomachine for a particular application and to understand its operation. Basic design of the simplest turbomachines as a centrifugal fan, an axial steam turbine or a centrifugal pump, is also possible using the topics covered in the book.
APPLICATION OF A PRESSURE CORRECTION METHOD FOR MODELING INCOMPRESSIBLE FLOW THROUGH TURBOMACHINES
After reviewing the history of turbomachinery and the fluid mechanical principles involved in their design and operation, the book focuses on the application and selection of machines for various uses, teaching basic theory as well as how to select the right machine for a specific use. With a practical emphasis on engineering applications of turbomachines, this book discusses the full range of both turbines and pumping devices.
Peng Statement This comprehensive reference emphasizes fundamental principles and construction guidelines for enclosed rotators and contains end-of-chapter problem and solution sets, design formulations, and equations for clear understanding of key aspects in machining function, selection, assembly, and construction.
Offering a wide range of illustrative examples, the book evaluates the components of incompressible and compressible fluid flow machines and analyzes the kinematics and dynamics of turbomachines with valuable definitions, diagrams, and dimensionless parameters. Gorla Statement It allows readers to easily move from a study of the most successful textbooks on thermodynamics and fluid dynamics to the subject of turbomachinery.
The book also builds concepts systematically as progress is made through each chapter so that the user can progress at their own pace.
Principles of Turbomachinery, 2nd Edition provides comprehensive coverage of everything readers need to know, including chapters on: thermodynamics, compressible flow, and principles of turbomachinery analysis. The book also looks at steam turbines, axial turbines, axial compressors, centrifugal compressors and pumps, radial inflow turbines, hydraulic turbines, hydraulic transmission of power, and wind turbines. New chapters on droplet laden flows of steam and oblique shocks help make this an incredibly current and well-rounded resource for students and practicing engineers.
Korpela Statement Theory and empirical knowledge of turbomachines are brought together in detail to form a framework for a basic understanding of this complex subject. A step-by-step approach is used by means of solved problems at the end of each chapter to accomplish this.
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The approach has been used with successive groups of final year mechanical engineering students, who have helped with the development of the ideas outlined. As with these students, the reader is assumed to have a basic understanding of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics. However, the early chapters combine the relevant material with some new concepts, and provide basic reading references.
Two related objectives have defined the scope of the treatment.
The first is to provide a general treatment of the common forms of turbo machine, covering basic fluid dynamics and thermodynamics of flow through passages and over surfaces, with a brief derivation of the fundamental governing equations. The second objective is to apply this material to the various machines in enough detail to allow the major design and performance factors to be appreciated.
Both objectives have been met by grouping the machines by flow path rather than by application, thus allowing an appreciation of points of similarity or difference in approach.
No attempt has been made to cover detailed points of design or stressing, though the cited references and the body of information from which they have been taken give this sort of information. The first four chapters introduce the fundamental relations, and the suc ceeding chapters deal with applications to the various flow paths.
Irrotational & Incompressible Flow
Turton Statement Rao Statement Common features together with principles involved in design of these turbines are discussed. A section deals with dimensional analysis and its applications to turbomachinery.
Energy exchange in turbomachines has been covered with the help of Euler equation. The design principles of the Pelton wheel, Francis turbine and the Kaplan turbine have been presented together with centrifugal and axial flow pumps.
The fact that turbomachines can transmit power somewhat like gear trains has been presented in chapter on hydraulic transmissions. The material presented will be a useful text on turbomachines for students of mechanical engineering.
Improved momentum exchange theory for incompressible regenerative turbomachines
This highly-regarded text continues to provide readers with a balanced and comprehensive approach to mastering critical concepts, incorporating a proven problem-solving methodology that helps readers develop an orderly plan to finding the right solution and relating results to expected physical behavior.
The ninth edition features a wealth of example problems integrated throughout the text as well as a variety of new end of chapter problems. Pritchard Statement