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Concepts, Applications, and Design, 1st Edition

By V. Dakshina Murty

CRC Press

312 pages | 200 B/W Illus.

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Turbomachinery: Concepts, Applications, and Design is an introductory turbomachinery textbook aimed at seniors and first year graduate students, giving balanced treatment of both the concepts and design aspects of turbomachinery, based on sound analysis and a strong theoretical foundation. The text has three sections, Basic Concepts, Incompressible Fluid Machines; and Compressible Fluid Machines. Emphasis is on straightforward presentation of key concepts and applications, with numerous examples and problems that clearly link theory and practice over a wide range of engineering areas. Problem solutions and figure slides are available for instructors adopting the text for their classes.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction and History

2. Dimensional Analysis

3. Theory of Turbomachines

4. Hydraulic Turbines

5. Pumps

6. Fans and Blowers

7. Radial Gas Turbines

8. Axial Gas Turbines

9. Radial Compressors

10. Axial Compressors.

11. Steam Turbines

12. Wind Turbines

About the Author

Dr. V. Dakshina Murty is Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the Donald P. Shiley School of Engineering at University of Portland. He obtained his B. Tech (Mechanical Engineering) at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IITK) in 1974, M. S. (Nuclear Engineering) and M. S. (Mechanical Engineering) from University of Oklahoma in 1977, and Ph. D. (Engineering Mechanics) from University of Texas at Austin in 1982. He has been on the faculty at the University of Portland since 1981. He teaches fluid mechanics, turbomachinery, numerical methods, and statistics. His research interests are in the areas of finite element methods applied to non-Newtonain fluid flow and heat transfer, porous media flow, validation and verification methods in computational mechanics, CFD, and CHT, bio fluids mechanics and heat transfer, optimization methods applied to fluid flows, and material characterization of viscoelastic fluids. He has consulted extensively with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers in the Hydroelectric Design Center in Portland.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Energy
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General