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.