Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Turbomachinery – Dixon – 5th Edition


The new edition will continue to be of use to engineers in industry and technological establishments, especially as brief reviews are included on many important aspects of Turbomachinery, giving pointers towards more advanced sources of information. For readers looking towards the wider reaches of the subject area, very useful additional reading is referenced in the bibliography. The subject of Turbomachinery is in continual review, and while the basics do not change, research can lead to refinements in popular methods, and new data can emerge.

This book has for professionals and students in many subsets of the engineering discipline, with carryover into thermal sciences; which include fluid mechanics, combustion and heat transfer; dynamics and vibrations, as well as structural mechanics and materials engineering.

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Table of Contents

Dimensional Analysis
Basic Thermodynamics
Fluid Mechanics
Definitions of Efficiency
Two-dimensional Cascades
Axial-flow Turbines
Two-dimensional Theory
Axial-flow Compressors and Fans
Three-dimensional Flows in Axial Turbomachines
Centrifugal Pumps, Fans and Compressors
Radial Flow Gas Turbines
Hydraulic Turbines.

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