Introduction

Turbomachines are very widely used in many different applications, be it household appliances, process industry, air transport or power generation. Their area of application is vast ranging from miniature sized cooling fans in computers over modern large bypass ratio turbofans to gigantic steam turbines providing more than one million shaft horse powers for use in power generation. Regardless of size and application, they are based on the same working principle of changing swirl momentum.

The present course will cover the basics of turbomachines, both for use with liquid (incompressible) as well as gaseous (compressible) fluids. It will lead the students from the basic knowledge of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics to being able to perform the preliminary design of such machines.

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