Fundamentals of Turbomachines

  • ErikĀ Dick

Part of the Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (FMIA, volume 109)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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About this book


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.


Axial compressors Compressible fluids Dynamic similitude Hydraulic turbines Performance measurement Power gas turbines Radial compressors Steam turbines Wind turbines

Authors and affiliations

  • ErikĀ Dick
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  1. 1.Department of Flow, Heat and Combustion MechanicsGhent UniversityGentBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-9626-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-9627-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0926-5112
  • Series Online ISSN 2215-0056
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