Course on Turbo-Machinery

  • Categories Mechanical
  • Duration 40h
  • Total Enrolled 0
  • Last Update March 15, 2020

About Course

The course Turbo Machines deals with the study which describes the transfer of energy between a rotor and a fluid, including both turbines and compressors.


A turbomachine is a device where mechanical energy in the form of shaft work, is transferred either to or from a continuously flowing fluid by the dynamic action of rotating blades.Turbine is a rotary engine actuated by the reaction or impulse or both of a current of fluid (such as water, steam, or air) subject to pressure and usually made with a series of curved vanes on a central rotating spindle.Turbomachinery are the machines that transfer energy between a rotor and a fluid, including both turbines and compressors. While a turbine transfers energy from a fluid to a rotor, a compressor transfers energy from a rotor to a fluid. These two types of machines are governed by the same basic relationships including Newton’s second Law of Motion and Euler’s energy equation for compressible fluids. Turbines and compressors usually work with a gas. This course focuses on defining the systems and subsystems that forms the turbomachinery, their working principle, application and thermodynamic process involved in conversion of fluid energy to mechanical energy and vice versa through power producing and power absorbing machines.

What Will I Learn?

  • Understand the design, working principle, application and thermodynamics process involved in Turbo machines.
  • Classify, analyse and understand various types of turbines.
  • Identify the type of flow and Analyse the energy transfer in turbomachine.
  • Develop the capability to mathematical modelling of the thermodynamic process and analyse for better performance.

Topics for this course

11 Lessons40h


Introduction: Definition of turbo machine, parts of turbo machines, Comparison with positive displacementmachines, Classification, Dimensionless parameters and their significance, Unit and specific quantities, model studies and its numerical. (Note: Since dimensional analysis is covered in Fluid Mechanics subject, questions on dimensional analysis may not be given. However, dimensional parameters and model studies may be given more weightage.

Thermodynamics of fluid flow

Energy exchange in Turbo machines

General Analysis of Turbo machines

Steam Turbines

Reaction turbine

Hydraulic Turbines, Pelton Wheel, Francis turbine, Kaplan and Propeller turbines

Centrifugal Pumps

Centrifugal Compressors

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  • The prerequisites required are basic knowledge of physical science, mathematics, and general engineering related topics such as static, dynamics, thermodynamics and fluid mechanics.

Target Audience

  • Engineers working in mechanical,civil, automotive, aeronautical, aerospace, chemical engineering related industry can participate.
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