Principles of Turbomachinery in Air-Breathing Engines. Cambridge Aerospace Series Part No. 18

  • ID: 2128846
  • Book
  • 600 Pages
  • Cambridge University Press
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This book is intended for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in mechanical and aerospace engineering taking a course commonly called Principles of Turbomachinery or Aerospace Propulsion. It begins with a review of basic thermodynamics and fluid mechanics principles to motivate their application to aerothermodynamics and real-life design issues. This approach is ideal for the reader who will face practical situations and design decisions in the gas turbine industry. Among the features of the book are: - An emphasis on the role of entropy in assessing machine performance - A timely review of flow structures - Revisiting the subsonic and supersonic De Laval nozzle as it applies to bladed turbomachinery components - An applied review of boundary layer principles - And highlighting the importance of invariant properties across a turbomachinery component in carrying out real computational tasks. The text is fully supported by over two hundred figures, numerous examples and homework problems.
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1. Introduction to gas turbine engines;
2. Overview of turbomachinery nomenclature;
3. Aerothermodynamics of turbomachines;
4. Energy transfer between a fluid and a rotor;
5. Dimensional analysis, maps and specific speed;
6. Radial equilibrium theory;
7. Polytropic (small-stage) efficiency;
8. Axial-flow turbines;
9. Axial-flow compressors;
10. Radial inflow turbines;
11. Centrifugal compressors;
12. Turbine-compressor matching.
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Erian A. Baskharone Texas A & M University.

Erian Baskharone is a Professor Emeritus of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University and a member of the Rotordynamics/Turbomachinery Laboratory Faculty. Professor Baskharone has taught the turbomachinery course for the past fifteen years. Baskharone recieved his PhD from the University of Cincinnati and worked in the design department of what has become GE Engines before entering the academic world.
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