3rd Edition

Logan's Turbomachinery Flowpath Design and Performance Fundamentals, Third Edition

By Bijay Sultanian Copyright 2019
    341 Pages 140 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Logan's Turbomachinery: Flowpath Design and Performance Fundamentals, Third Edition is the long-awaited revision of this classic textbook, thoroughly updated by Dr. Bijay Sultanian. While the basic concepts remain constant, turbomachinery design has advanced since the Second Edition was published in 1993. Airfoils in modern turbomachines feature three-dimensional geometries, Computational Fluid Mechanics (CFD) has become a standard design tool, and major advances have been made in the materials and manufacturing technologies that affect turbomachinery design. The new edition adresses these trends to best serve today's students, and design engineers working in turbomachinery industries.

    1. Turbomachinery History, Classifications, and Applications

    2. Basic Concepts and Relations of Aerothermodynamics

    3. Dimensionless Quantities

    4. Centrifugal Pumps and Fans

    5. Centrifugal Compressors

    6. Axial-Flow Pumps, Fans, and Compressors

    7. Radial-Flow Gas Turbines

    8. Axial-Flow Gas Turbines

    9. Steam Turbines

    10. Hydraulic Turbines

    11. Wind Turbines

    12. Gas-Turbine Exhaust Diffusers

    13. Computational Fluid Dynamics and Its Role in Turbomachinery Flowpath Design

    Appendix A: Tables of Conversion Factors, Pump Efficiency, and Compressor Specific Speed

    Appendix B: Derivation of Equation for Slip Coefficient

    Appendix C: Formulation of Equation for Hydraulic Loss in Centrifugal Pumps with Backward-Curved Blades

    Appendix D: Viscous Effects on Pump Performance

    Appendix E: Comparison of Formulas for Compressor Slip Coefficient, μs = Vu2′/Vu2

    Appendix F: Molecular Weight of Selected Gases

    Appendix G: Pressure and Temperature Changes in Isentropic Free and Vortex Vortices

    Appendix H: Dimensionless Velocity Diagrams for Axial-Flow Compressors and Turbines

    Appendix I: Throughflow Design with Simple Radial Equilibrium Equation

    Appendix J: Review of Necessary Mathematics


    Dr. Bijay (BJ) K. Sultanian is a recognized international authority in thermofluids and computational fluid dynamics (CFD). He is the founder and managing member of Takaniki Communications, LLC, and an adjunct professor at the University of Central Florida, where he teaches graduate-level courses in turbomachinery and fluid mechanics. For nearly half of his 40+ year career, he worked at GE and Siemens. Sultanian received his BSME from IIT Kanpur and MSME from IIT Madras. He received his PhD in mechanical engineering from Arizona State University, Tempe, and MBA from the Lally School of Management and Technology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.