MJ2429 Turbomachinery 6.0 credits


  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Mechanical Engineering
  • Grading scale

    A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Course offerings

Autumn 19 for programme students

Autumn 18 for programme students

Intended learning outcomes

The course aims at giving an overview of different types of fluid machinery used for energy transformation, such as pumps, fans, compressors, as well as wind- , hydraulic, steam- and gas-turbines. applications for transfer to power, as well as for energy use in refrigeration and the built environment are important.

Course main content

Almost 100% of the world’s electricity is generated in processes where fluid machinery is an integral part of the system. Fluid machines are integral parts of a large number of products used in daily life (pumps in refrigerators, fans in computers/cars, transportation of fluids like water, oil, etc.). Fluid machines are to a very large extent used in the propulsion of transport vehicles (jet engines and propellers for airplanes, turbochargers for cars, gas turbines for fast ferries.)

The aero- and thermodynamic terminology and equations relevant for all these machines are discussed extensively. A modern computerized educational program is the basis for the education. In this the essential fundamental theory is explained in an interactive and animated way. Today’s and tomorrow’s need for fluid machines is discussed and the future development and research needs are briefly described. The principles of energy saving by matching a pump system with the pump installation are treated. Details about the construction of some fluid machines are sketched. Calculation and laboratory exercises are performed with the aim to understand the physical relationship between the aero- and thermodynamics of the machine.

The course is the basis for more advanced studies in turbomachinery technology, in which detailed studies of modern machinery, design methods, modern computational methods and experimental techniques are given.


MJ1112 Applied Thermodynamics, 9 ECTS or equivalent + MJ1401 Heat transfer, 6 ECTS or equivalent  + Fluid Mechanics, 6 ECTS or equivalent or a combination of these courses corresponding to at least 15 ECTS and documented proficiency in English corresponding to English B


Vogt, D., 2005, “Lecture Notes in Turbomachinery”, Collection of short pdf documents, KTH, Heat and Power Technology

Fransson, T. H. et. al. 2001, CompEduHPT: Computerized Educational Heat&Power Technology Program. HPT/KTH Stockholm, Sweden

Valda artiklar

Kompletterande litteratur (ej obligatorisk):

Dixon, S.L., 1998

"Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Turbomachinery" Fourth edition, Butterworth-Heinemann, Woburn, MA, USA, 1998 ISBN 0-7506-7059-2


  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 1.5, grading scale: P, F
  • TENA - Examination, 2.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TENB - Examination, 2.5, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Requirements for final grade

A written exam (TEN1; 4,5 hp); and completed lab-work assignments (LAB1; 1,5 hp).

Offered by

ITM/Energy Technology


Björn Laumert (laumert@kth.se)


Björn Laumert <bjorn.laumert@energy.kth.se>

Supplementary information

In case that too few students sign up for this course, the course will be given to those registered in reduced form, mainly as selfstudies with supporting help.

Replaces 4A1629

Add-on studies

MJ2430 Thermal turbomachinery


Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2010.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2009.