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Syllabus for

Academic year
TME210 - Turbomachinery
Syllabus adopted 2014-02-21 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPAME
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Mechanical Engineering
Department: 42 - APPLIED MECHANICS

Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students
Block schedule: D

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0110 Examination 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c   31 Oct 2014 am M,  02 Jan 2015 am V,  24 Aug 2015 am M

In programs

MPAME APPLIED MECHANICS, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)


Professor  Tomas Grönstedt
Professor  Håkan Nilsson

Course evaluation:


In order to be eligible for a second cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme that owns the course. (If the second cycle course is owned by a first cycle programme, second cycle entry requirements apply.)
Exemption from the eligibility requirement: Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling these requirements.

Course specific prerequisites

Fluid mechanics, advanced or similar


The course aims at giving a broad introduction to the field of turbomachinery; the field of machines that
today completely dominate the global electricity generation and are very important in the electricity consumption.
On a theoretical basis the course aims at marrying the two disciplines of fluid dynamics and thermodynamics
together, giving birth to a more intuitive and fundamental understanding of applied fluid mechanics.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

  • Explain how turbomachinery is applied in various fields of power generation such as nuclear and combined cycle power plants, wind and hydropower engineering and process industry.
  • Formulate turbomachinery design criteria for a range of applications.
  • Carry out preliminary design of a range of turbomachines.
  • Be able to apply commercial tools to outline more detailed turbomachinery design.
  • Theoretically and through application understand how fluid mechanics losses arise and can be quantified through a number of turbomachine examples.


The course aims at giving a broad introduction to the field of turbomachinery. This is primarily done by describing the work principle and underlying theory of a number of turbomachinery components. The equations describing the energy transfer between the fluid and the rotating component are applied to centrifugal and axial pumps, fans, axial compressors, gas and steam turbines, hydraulic turbines and wind turbines. Vehicular applications such as aero engine turbomachinery and road transport turbomachinery is also discussed. Two industrial lecturers from Sulzer Pumps (pumps) and Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery (steam turbines) are included.


Two lectures per week are given. Tutorials are integrated into the lectures. 
Two labs will complement the learning process:
1. Use of a commercial design tool to preliminary design and analyse a high speed turbine
2. Hydraulic turbine lab.
A study visit to a hydraulic power plant is included in the course. The course lays the foundations for an efficent study of the course gas turbine technology (MTF171).


Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Turbomachinery, 7th Edition. S.L. Dixon, C. A. Hall.


A written examination concludes the course. Bonus credits for hand in tasks are given.

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