This text covers the basic principles of turbomachinery in a clear, practical presentation that ties theory logically and rigorously with the design and application part of turbomachines such as centrifugal compressors, centrifugal pumps, axial flow compressors, steam and gas turbines, and hydraulic turbines.
The contents of the book have been designed to meet the requirements of undergraduate and postgraduate students of mechanical engineering. The book helps students develop an intuitive understanding of fluid machines by honing them through a systematic problem-solving methodology.
Simple and elegant presentation to enable students to grasp the essentials of the subject easily and quickly
Focuses on problem-solving techniques
Provides an excellent selection of more than 300 graded solved examples to foster understanding of the theory
Gives over 100 chapter-end problems
Provides a succinct summary of equations at the end of each chapter
Provides solutions to several question papers at the end of the book.
About the author
B. K. VENKANNA is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Sri Basaveshwar Engineering College, Bagalkot, Karnataka. He obtained his B.E. (Mechanical) degree from K.U.D., Karnataka in 1984 and M.E. (Thermal Sciences) from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, in 1987. He is in teaching profession since 1984. He is actively engaged in research work in thermal sciences (I.C. engines, alternative fuels, combustion, heat transfer and solar energy) and has published/presented 19 research papers in various national/international journals/conferences. He has guided over 40 sponsored projects and some of them have been adjudged superlative work.
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