Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications

Fundamentals of Turbomachines

Authors: Dick, Erik

  • Analyses all kinds of turbomachines with the same theoretical framework
  • Builds up theory with a mixture of general formulation of concepts and elaborates these concepts on particular machines
  • Includes exercises
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About this Textbook

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.

About the authors

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 turbomachines and computational fluid dynamics. His area of research is computational methods and turbulence and transition models for flow problems in mechanical engineering. He is author or co-author of about 125 papers in international scientific journals and about 250 papers at international conferences. He is the recipient of the 1990 Iwan Akerman award for fluid machinery of the Belgian National Science Foundation.

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Hardcover $229.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-9626-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $229.00
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  • Due: November 18, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0348-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fundamentals of Turbomachines
Authors
Series Title
Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications
Series Volume
109
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-9627-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-9627-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-9626-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0348-0
Series ISSN
0926-5112
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 564
Number of Illustrations and Tables
321 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
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