Fundamentals of Turbomachines by Erik DickFundamentals of Turbomachines by Erik Dick

Fundamentals of Turbomachines

byErik Dick

Paperback | March 26, 2015

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This book explores the working principles of all kinds of turbomachines. 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.

Erik Dick was born on December 10, 1950 in Torhout, Belgium. He obtained a M.Sc. in electromechanical engineering from Ghent University in 1973 and a Ph.D. in computational fluid dynamics in 1980. From 1973 he worked as researcher and became full professor of mechanical engineering at Ghent University in 1995, where he teaches turbomac...
Title:Fundamentals of TurbomachinesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:564 pagesPublished:March 26, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9401796262

ISBN - 13:9789401796262

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Table of Contents

1. Working Principles

2. Basic Components

3. Fans

4. Compressible Fluids

5. Performance Measurement

6. Steam Turbines

7. Dynamic Similitude

8. Pumps

9. Hydraulic Turbines

10. Wind Turbines

11. Power Gas Turbines

12. Thrust Gas Turbines

13. Axial Compressors

14. Radial Compressors

15. Axial and Radial Turbines for Gases