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Turbopumps and Pumping Systems

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  • Everything important, up to date and practical about turbopumps
  • A must for every mechanical and chemical engineer involved in designing pumps and peripheral systems
  • The complete reference book for Turbopumps

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Turbopumps

  2. Pumping Systems


About this book

Pumps are one of the mechanical devices that are widely used in many industries throughout the world. Turbopumps which are common types of pumps are used mainly for transporting water in agricultural units, industrial processes, cooling and heating systems, and power plants. But their application is not limited only for h- dling water. Turbopumps can be used for transporting oil products in oil and gas industries and re neries, as well as byproductsin pulp and paper industry, food and beverage in food industry, and contaminated water in sewage systems. Because of the versatility of pump usage, the numberof turbopumpsin operation worldwide is very large and as a result the total energy consumption of these units can be considerable. To reduce the energy consumption by turbopumps, it is imp- tant to increase the ef ciency of the pumps, as well as the system they are working in. The pump manufacturing companies and design engineers are constantly trying to improve the performances of pumps by designing more ef cient pumps and by using the latest technologies available in terms of design software, new developed materials, and state of the art manufacturing tools. Today, computational uid - namics and sophisticated design software tools help designers to optimize the uid ow inside the pumps and to design different pump elements with better hydraulic ef ciencies. However, the operation of turbopumps can be optimized a well by effectively using proper pumps and designing ef cient piping systems.

Editors and Affiliations

  • Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran-Iran

    S. Ahmad Nourbakhsh

  • Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts in Belgium, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Avenue Franklin Roosevelt, Belgium

    Baron Andre Jaumotte

  • Royal Flemish Academy for Sciences and Arts, President, NUMECA International, Avenue Franklin Roosevelt, 5, Belgium

    Charles Hirsch

  • Vice President, Simulent Inc, Suite 302, Canada, M5T 1P9

    Hamideh B. Parizi

About the editors

Baron André Jaumotte
Andre Baron Jaumotte has been a professor at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, as well as the head of the institute of applied mechanics, institute of aeronautics, vice-chancellor and Chairman of the board of that University. He also serves as the chairman of the board of the von Karman Institute of Fluid Dynamics, and a member of the board of directors in the Belgium society of mechanical and environmental engineering.

Charles Hirsch
Charles Hirsch has served as professor and head of the department of fluid Mechanics at Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Dr. Hirsch is the founder and president of NUMECA International, provider of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software and consulting services in Belgium and worldwide. He has edited 20 books, authored/co-authored 350 journals and conference papers, and has written a two-volume textbook on CFD: "Numerical Computation of Internal and External Flows".

Ahmad Nourbakhsh
Ahmad Nourbakhsh is a professor of turbomachinery at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Tehran. He is also a collaborative professor and researcher with the University of Brussels. Dr. Nourbakhsh had published two books in the filed of turbopumps: "Pump and Pumping" and "Turbomachinery: Principles-Turbopumps".

Hamideh B. Parizi
Hamideh Parizi holds PhD in Mechanical Engineering from University of Toronto. She is presently working as the vice president of Simulent Inc, a software development and consulting company in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Parizi is also a co-writer of the book: "Pump and Pumping", Tehran university Publications.

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