Turbomachinery Design and Theory


  • Author: Rama S R Gorla , Aijaz A Khan
  • Publisher: CRC PRESS
  • ISBN-13: 9780824709808
  • Pages: 412
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Year of Pub / Reprint Year: 2011

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About The Book

“Aspiring engineers have long needed a text that prepares them to use thermodynamics in professional practice. Thermodynamics instructors need a concise textbook written for a one-semester undergraduate course-a text that foregoes clutter and unnecessary details but furnishes the essential facts and methods. Thermodynamics for Engineers fills both those needs. Paying special attention to the learning process, the author has developed a unique, practical guide to classical thermodynamics. His approach is remarkably cohesive. For example, he develops the same example through his presentation of the first law and both forms of the second law- entropy and exergy. He also unifies his treatments of the conservation of energy, the creation of entropy, and the destruction of availability by using a balance equation for each, thus emphasizing the commonality between the laws and allowing easier comprehension and use.

Accessible, practical, and cohesive, Thermodynamics for Engineers builds a solid foundation for advanced engineering studies and practice. It exposes students to the “”big picture”” of thermodynamics, and its streamlined presentation allows glimpses into important concepts and methods rarely offered by texts at this level.

 Table Of Contents:
“Introduction – Dimensional Analysis – Basic Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics – Hydraulic Pumps – Hydraulic Turbines – Centrifugal Compressors and Fans – Axial Flow Compressors and Fans – Steam Turbines – Axial Flow and Radial Flow Gas Turbines – Cavitation in Hydraulic Machinery – Appendices – Bibliography – Index.”

About The Author:
Rama S. R. Gorla is Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Cleveland State University, Ohio. The author or coauthor of numerous professional papers and journal articles, he is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Institute of Aeronautics, and the American Society of Engineering Education. Named in who ‘s who in Technology Today, Professor Gorla received the B.S degree (1963)from Sri Venkateshwara University, Tirypati, India, the M.S degree (1965) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India, and the Ph.D degree (1972) from the university of Toledo, Ohio.