Kinematics of Turbomachinery Fluid Motion
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  and Spurk  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.
KeywordsComputational Fluid Dynamics Fluid Particle Axial Vector Material Volume Rotation Vector
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