Turbines, compressors, pumps, fans and ducted propellers are used in a host of applications and in this text the author draws on his many years of experience to produce a universal approach to performance analysis that embraces a wide range of turbomachine types. This comprehensive work presents a new approach to the use of dimensional analysis which links the overall requirements, such as flow and head, through velocity triangles to blade element loading and related fluid dynamics within a unifying framework linking all aspects of performance analysis for a wide range of turbomachinery types. An important chapter on ducted propellors treats them for the first time formally within the general family of turbomachines. A key chapter on axial turbine performance analysis, which relates theoretical performance analysis to published experimental correlations, is complemented by the inclusion of three major computer programs on an accompanying disc. The first of these enables the user to complete the thermodynamic layout of velocity triangle design of a multi-stage free-vortex gas turbine. The second program provides a simple tool for blade profile selection while the third is the means for geometrical design and stacking of up to ten blade profile sections, delivering all relevant data needed for stress analysis such as section area, centre of gravity, principal axis and second moments of area. The disc also includes a number of other source codes for a range of simpler problems intended to supplement some of the teaching material within the text. The combination of a modern overview to performance analysis and the related computer programs, which are designed as a Computer Aided Learning Suite for student project work at the professional designer level, results in a package that is a must for all students and professional engineers involved with turbomachinery in any context.
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Based on the author's many years of teaching at degree level and extensive research experience, this book is a must for all students and professional engineers involved with turbomachinery.About the Author:
Engineering Department, Newcastle University, UK
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