Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Turbomachinery, Sixth Edition

  • 7h 2m
  • C.A. Hall, S.L. Dixon
  • Elsevier Science and Technology Books, Inc.
  • 2010

The theory and technology of Turbomachinery continually evolves and while the basics do not change, research can lead to refinements in popular methods, while new data can emerge from industry. For example, research is currently being conducted in methods of computational fluid dynamics analysis, resulting in gradual improvements in those analytical methods and effecting major changes in the way research in Fluid Mechanics is conducted and presented.

This new edition of Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Turbomachinery has applications for professionals and students in many subsets of the mechanical engineering discipline, including fluid mechanics, combustion and heat transfer; dynamics and vibrations, as well as structural mechanics and materials engineering. Brief reviews are included on many important aspects of Turbomachinery, giving pointers towards more advanced sources of information.

Key Features:

  • An important, long overdue new chapter on Wind Turbines, with a focus on blade aerodynamics, with useful worked examples
  • Includes important material on axial flow compressors and pumps
  • Provides example questions and answers throughout

About the Authors

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.

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.

In this Book

  • List of Symbols
  • 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