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Developments in Turbomachinery Design comprises a collection of twelve papers originally published in a special edition of the Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science. In these papers practising designers, mainly from industry, describe the design process, as they see it, for many different types of turbomachine. Concentrating on the aerodynamic design, the authors discuss the compromises that are necessary in order to satisfy mechanical or other requirements. The book contains specific papers on the design of most common types of turbomachine ranging from gas turbines to steam turbines, and from pumps to turbochargers. In addition there are papers on design methods in general, such as CFD, inverse design, and three-dimensional design.
This volume will be of great value to anyone concerned with turbomachinery, whether as a designer, researcher, manager, or student. The practical nature of most of the material distinguishes it from the majority of academic text books, and the cross-fertilization of ideas between disciplines will be stimulating to all involved with the subject.