1st Edition

Design of Hydrodynamic Machines Pumps and Hydro-Turbines

    268 Pages 163 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Design of Hydrodynamic Machines provides a broad, yet concise, theoretical background on the relationship between fluid dynamics and geometry. It covers the most important types of turbomachinery used in power generation industrial processes, utilities, and the oil and gas industry.

    Offering guidance on the hydraulic design aspect of different parts of turbomachinery, such as impellers, diffusers, volute casing, inlet and outlets, the book discusses how to conduct performance characteristics testing and evaluate performance parameters of the designed parts. It also covers aspects of CFD of turbomachinery. Readers will be able to perform hydraulic design of important turbomachinery parts using commercially available software.

    Intended for final year undergraduates and postgraduates in mechanical, civil, and aeronautical engineering, the book will also be useful for those involved in the hydraulic design, analysis, and testing of turbomachinery.

    1 Introduction. 2 Scaling Laws and Dimension Analysis. 3 Centrifugal and Mixed- Flow Pumps. 4 Axial Flow Pumps. 5 Hydro- Turbines. 6 Small Hydropower Plants. 7 Cavitation. 8 Testing Hydraulic Machines. 9 CFD Analysis in Turbomachinery.


    Dr. Getu Hailu is currently Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alaska Anchorage. He has more than 20 years of experience in research and teaching. He designed, developed, and has been teaching turbomachinery courses at University of Alaska Anchorage at both the graduate and undergraduate level. He has supervised graduate and undergraduate research students, mainly in the thermo-fluids area. He is author/coauthor of more than 40 refereed publication. He is a member of ASME, ASHRAE, and IBPSA.

    Professor Michal Varchola has been teaching and conducting research on turbomachinery for more than 40 years. He has published 5 monographs, 4 textbooks, 4 books, and more than 150 articles in journals and refereed conference proceedings. He has supervised 12 theses. He has been a lead investigator for numerous industry sponsored research. Prof. Varchola is a former chair of the Hydraulic and Pneumatic Equipment Machinery Department, Dean of Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Vice Rector of Slovak Technical University.

    Dr. Peter Hlbocan is currently a Research Engineer - Simulation Specialist with ZTS Research and Development (ZTS VaV, a.s.). His main duties include CFD simulations in the area of hydro energy. He has more than ten years of experience in CFD flow modeling. He has worked on several industry sponsored research projects focusing mainly on hydraulic performance improvements (modifications) and other hydraulic parameters. His work also includes CFD modeling of water pumps (radial, mixed-flow) and hydraulic turbines. He has also experience in teaching thermo-fluids courses and supervision of theses at Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava. He is author/coauthor of more than 30 refereed publication.