This volume in the Hydraulic Machinery Book Series covers the most important types of hydraulic machinery: hydraulic turbines for transforming water power to mechanical output; and pumps for producing fluid pressure for many purposes. It describes the features of mechanical design of various types of turbines and pumps. The structure of a hydraulic machine is decided primarily to satisfy the need of fluid flow, so hydraulic characteristics of the machines are also stressed. Manufacturing processes of turbines and pumps and their requirements are referred to in chapters on mechanical construction.
Contents: General concepts of hydraulic turbine construction, Keith Turton; Construction of Francis turbines, Casper Vogt-Svendsen; Construction of axial-flow and diagonal-flow turbines, Fang Qing-jiang; Construction of tubular turbines, He Guo-ren; Construction of impulse turbines, Guido Borciani; Construction of pump turbines, Hiroshi Tanaka; Inlet valves and discharge valves, Hiroshi Tanaka; Structural design of hydraulic turbines, Hiroshi Tanaka; Manufacturing of hydraulic turbines, Zheng Ben-ying; Construction of small turbines, Lu Chu-xun; General concepts of pump construction, Keith Turton; Construction of centrifugal pumps, Huang Jing-guo; Construction of axial-flow, mixed flow and tubular pumps, Masuji Matsumura; Material selection for pump construction, Xu Yi-hao; Manufacturing process of pumps, Hirashi Morita; Pump drive, A.G. Salisbury; Appendices.