Kinematics of Turbomachinery Fluid Motion

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Abstract

The turbomachinery aerodynamic design process has been experiencing continuous progress using the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) tools. The use of CFD-tools opens a new perspective in simulating the complex three-dimensional (3-D) turbomachinery flow field. Understanding the details of the flow motion and the interpretation of the numerical results require a thorough comprehension of fluid mechanics laws and the kinematics of fluid motion within the turbomachinery component. Kinematics is treated in many fluid mechanics texts. Aris [1] and Spurk [2] give excellent accounts of the subject. In the following sections, a compact and illustrative treatment is given to cover the basic needs of the reader.

Keywords

Computational Fluid Dynamics Fluid Particle Axial Vector Material Volume Rotation Vector 
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References

  1. 1.
    Aris, R.: Vectors, Tensors, and the Basic Equations of Fluid Mechanics. Dover Publication, New York (1962)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Spurk, J.: Fluid Mechanics. Springer, New York (1997)Google Scholar
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    White, F.M.: Viscous Fluid Flow. McGraw-Hill, New York (1974)Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

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