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Logan's Turbomachinery

Flowpath Design and Performance Fundamentals, Third Edition, 3rd Edition

By Bijay Sultanian

CRC Press

319 pages | 140 B/W Illus.

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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.

Table of Contents

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

About the Author

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.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Energy
SCIENCE / Mechanics / Dynamics / Thermodynamics