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Syllabus for

Academic year
TME210 - Turbomachinery
Turbomaskiner
 
Syllabus adopted 2019-02-21 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPAME
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Mechanical Engineering
Department: 30 - MECHANICS AND MARITIME SCIENCES


Teaching language: English
Application code: 03121
Open for exchange students: Yes
Block schedule: D+

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0110 Examination 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c   30 Oct 2020 am J   04 Jan 2021 am J,  23 Aug 2021 am J

In programs

MPAME APPLIED MECHANICS, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)
MPAME APPLIED MECHANICS, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPSES SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)
MPSES SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)

Examiner:

Tomas Grönstedt

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Eligibility

General entry requirements for Master's level (second cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

English 6 (or by other approved means with the equivalent proficiency level)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Course specific prerequisites

Fluid mechanics, advanced or similar

Aim

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.

Content

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.

Organisation

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).

Literature

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

Examination including compulsory elements

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


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