Prof. Gautam Biswas
IIT Kanpur

Prof. S. Sarkar
IIT Kanpur

Prof. S.K. Som
IIT Kharagpur


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Module-1: Basic Principles of Turbomachines
Lecture-1 Introduction; Classification of Fluid Machines; Energy Transfer in Fluid Machines.
Lecture-2 More About Energy Transfer in Turbomachines; Impulse and Reaction machines.
Lecture-3 Principles of Similarity and Dimensional Analysis; Specific Speed.
Module-2: Gas Turbine System and Propulsion
Lecture-4 Gas Turbine System and Thermodynamic Analysis (Brayton Cycle).
Lecture-5 Various components of Gas Turbine and Propulsion systems.
Lectures 6-8 Compressors: Centrifugal Compressor, Velocity diagrams, Power input factor, Losses in Centrifugal Compressors, Compressor characteristics.
Lectures 9-10 Axial Flow Compressors, Velocity diagrams, Degree of Reaction, Compressor characteristics.
Module-3: Cascade Theory, Axial Flow Turbine and Propulsion System
Lectures 11-12 Elementary Cascade Theory; Compressor Cascade, Turbine Cascade, Effect of Viscous Flow, Blade Efficiency (or Diffusion Efficiency) and Cascade Nomenclature.
Lectures 13-15 Axial Flow Turbine; Degree of Reaction, Calculation of Stage Efficiency and Turbine Performance.
Lectures 16-17 Gas Turbine Combustors; Basic ideas of Turbojet, Turboprop, Turbofan Engines; Ramjet Engine.
Module-4: Steam Turbines
Lecture 18 Introduction, Flow through nozzles, Stagnation properties, sonic properties and isentropic expansion through nozzles.
Lecture 19 Effect of Area Variation on Flow Properties in Isentropic Flow.
Lecture 20 Isentropic Flow of a vapor or gas through a nozzle.
Lecture 21 Steam nozzles.
Lecture 22 Steam Turbine; The Single-Stage Impulse Turbine.
Lecture 23 The Compounding of the Impulse Turbine (Velocity and Pressure).
Lecture 24 Reaction Turbines.
Lecture 25 Stage Efficiency and Reheat factor.
Module-5: Hydraulic Turbines
Lecture 26-27 Impulse Turbine: Pelton Wheel, Analysis of Force on the Bucket and Power Generation, Specific Speed and Wheel Geometry, Governing, Limitation.
Lecture 28-29 Reaction Turbine: Francis Turbine, Runner, Casing, Draft Tube, Head across a Reaction Turbine, Blade Efficiency.
Lecture 30-31 Kaplan Turbine, Introduction and the Shape of Francis Runner, Types of Draft Tubes, Cavitation, and Performance Characteristics.
Lecture 32 Comparison of Specific Speeds of Hydraulic Turbines, Governing, Bulb Turbines.
Module-6: Pumps
Lecture 33-35 Introduction, Pumping System and the Net Head Developed, Centrifugal Pump Impeller and Velocity triangles, Slip Factor, Losses and Characteristics of a Centrifugal Pump.
Lecture 36 Flow through Volute Chambers, Cavitation in Centrifugal Pumps.
Lecture 37-38 Axial Flow or Propeller Pump, Velocity Triangle and Analysis, System Characteristics and Matching, Pumps in Series and Parallel.
Module-7: Fans and Blowers
Lecture 39 Working Principle of a Centrifugal Blower, Velocity Triangle and Parametric Calculations: Work, Efficiency, Number of Blades and Impeller size.
Lecture 40 Fan Laws, Performance of Fans.


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