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Book Details

  • ISBN 978-93-83733-78-1
  • English
  • 2015
  • Paper Back
  • -


  • 1. Basic Concepts of Turbomachines 
    Introduction, Definition and Parts of Turbomachines, Simple Turbine, Velocity Triangles in Turbomachinery, Basic Laws and Governing Equations, Dimensional Analysis Applied to Hydraulic Machines, Dimensional Analysis Applied to Compressible Flow Machines, Solved Examples, Review Questions
    2. Centrifugal Compressors and Fans
    Introduction, Components and Description of Centrifugal Compressor, Principle of Operation, Velocity Diagrams, Euler’s Work Done by Impeller, Prewhirl, Slip Factor, Energy Transfer, Power Input Factor, Power Required, Stage Pressure Rise and Loading Coefficient, Pressure Coefficient (ψp),  Enthalpy-Entropy Diagram, Centrifugal Efficiency, Degree of Reaction, Losses in Centrifugal Compressor, Centrifugal Compressor Characteristics, Surging and Choking, Rotating Stall, Dimensionless Parameters, Solved Examples, Review Questions
    3. Axial Flow Compressors and Reciprocating Compressor
    Introduction, Working Principle of an Axial Flow Compressor, Velocity Triangle for an Axial Flow Compressor Stage, Calculation of Axial Flow Compressor, Elementary Theory, Turbine Versus Compressor Blades, Vortex Flow, Blade Design, Operating Characteristics, Compressibility Effect, Cascade Test, Difference between Centrifugal and Axial Flow Compressors, Reciprocating Compressor, Calculations of Reciprocating Compressor,  Solved Examples, Review Questions
    4. Centrifugal Pumps 
    Introduction, Classification of Pumps, Classification of Centrifugal Pumps, Main Parts of Centrifugal Pumps, Work Done and Velocity Diagram, Working Principle of Centrifugal Pump, Slip and Slip Factor, Head of Centrifugal Pumpa, Pump Losses and Efficiencies, Minimum Starting Speed,  Net Positive Suction Head, Performance Curves (Characteristic curves), Solved Examples, Review Questions
    5. Axial Flow and Reciprocating Pump 
    Introduction, Description and Components of an Axial Flow Pump, Velocity Triangles, The Work Done on The Fluid, Energy Transfer, Axial Pump Characteristics, Head Developed by Axial Flow Pump, Cavitation, Comparison Between Axial Flow and Centrifugal Pump,  Pump Selection Process, Reciprocating Pumps, Components of Reciprocating Pumps, Classification of Reciprocating Pump, Discharge, Work Done and Power Required to Drive a  Single Acting Reciprocating Pump,  Discharge, Work done and Power Required to  Drive a Double-Acting Pump Co-efficient of Discharge and Slip of Reciprocating Pump, Indicator Diagrams, Air Vessels, Comparison of Reciprocating Pumps and Centrifugal Pumps, Solved Examples, Review Questions
    6. Gas Power Cycle
    Introduction, Simple Gas Turbine Cycle, Brayton Cycle, Heat Exchange Cycle, The Reheat Cycle
    The Reheat and Heat Exchange Cycle, The Intercooled Cycle, Comparison of Various Cycles Ramjet Engine, Pulse Jet Engine, Turboprop Engine, Turbofan Engine, The Turbojet Engine, Solved Examples, Review Questions 
    7. Gas Turbines
    Introduction, An Exercise for Vectors (Students can Skip This Section in Case Having  Elementary Knowledge of Vectors), The Steam Turbine, Impulse Turbine, The Impulse Reaction Turbine, Other Classifications of Steam Turbines, Different Coefficients Regarding the Turbine Blade and Moving Steam, Work Done of Multistage Turbine, Condition of Shock Less Entry, Governing of Steam Turbines, Wilians Line, Graphical Method of Solution of Numerical Problems,  Solved Examples, Review Questions