Course: Turbomachine Theory

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Course title Turbomachine Theory
Course code KKE/TPS
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Tutorial
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Žitek Pavel, Ing.
  • Gášpár Roman, Ing.
Course content
The course focuses on the theory of steam and gas turbines, compressors and fans, pumps, water and wind turbines.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Practicum
  • Contact hours - 65 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 25 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 40 hours per semester
professional knowledge
master vector algebra and more complex mathematical operations
master and be aware of the basic practices of numerical mathematics
be familiar with the basic topics and terminology of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics
understand mathematical formulations of equations from fluid mechanics and thermodynamics
describe comprehensively physics of flowing gas dynamics
professional skills
understand and work with specialized literature in English
derive and manage simple modifications of equations from fluid mechanics and thermodynamics
convert cartesian coordinates to polar coordinates
manage basic work with CAD systems
manage basic work with PC (MS Word/Excel/PowerPoint)
understand general logic and principles of programming
learning outcomes
professional knowledge
have a deep insight into topics and use of the basic terminology of turbomachinery
categorize basic types of turbomachines
describe the nature of changes in state variables during flowing through a vane grid
set up velocity triangles for various types of turbomachines
understand and interpret characteristics of different turbomachines
unify the knowledge of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics with the turbomachine theory
professional skills
speak professionally in the field of turbomachinery
calculate the state variables of the flowing medium for flowing through a vane grid
prepare an initial 1D turbomachine design in ANSYS environment
calculate a simple task using CFD software, evaluate it and formulate own conclusions
teaching methods
professional knowledge
professional skills
general eligibility
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
assessment methods
professional knowledge
Combined exam
professional skills
Combined exam
general eligibility
Oral exam
Recommended literature
  • Aungier, Ronald H. Centrifugal compressors : a strategy for aerodynamic design and analysis. New York : ASME Press, 2000. ISBN 0-7918-0093-8.
  • Aungier, Ronald H. Turbine aerodynamics : axial-flow and radial-inflow turbine design and analysis. New York : ASME Press, 2006. ISBN 0-7918-0241-8.
  • Citavý, Jan; Nožička, Jiří. Lopatkové mříže. Vyd. 1. Praha : Vydavatelství ČVUT, 2003. ISBN 80-01-02653-1.
  • DVOŘÁK, R. - KOZEL, K. Matematické modelování v aerodynamice. 1. vyd. Vydavatelství ČVUT, Praha, 1996. ISBN 80-01-01541-6.
  • Kadrnožka, Jaroslav. Lopatkové stroje. Vyd. 1. Brno : CERM, 2003. ISBN 80-7204-297-1.
  • Kadrnožka, Jaroslav. Tepelné turbíny a turbokompresory. [1], Základy teorie a výpočtů. Vyd. 1. Brno : Akademické nakladatelství CERM, 2004. ISBN 80-7204-346-3.
  • Kousal, Milan. Spalovací turbíny. 2. zcela přeprac. vyd. Praha : SNTL, 1980.
  • Macek, Jan; Kliment, Vladimír. Spalovací turbiny, turbodmychadla a ventilátory : přeplňování spalovacích motorů. 2. vyd. dotisk. Praha : ČVUT, 1996. ISBN 80-01-00840-1.
  • Schobeiri, Meinhard. Turbomachinery flow physics and dynamic performance. Berlin : Springer, 2004. ISBN 3-540-22368-1.
  • S.L.Dixon, C.A.Hall. Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Turbomachinery. 2010. ISBN 978-1-85617-793-1.
  • Ščeglajev A. V. Parní turbíny. SNTL Praha, 1983.
  • Škopek, Jan a Milčák, Petr. Tepelné turbíny a turbokompresory. Plzeň, ZČU, 2010. ISBN 978-80-7043-862-6.
  • Šmíd, Vladimír. Teorie proudových strojů. 2. vyd. Praha : ČVUT, 1990. ISBN 80-01-00212-8.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering - (1) Mechanical engineering and mechanical production 1 Summer
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Design of Power Machines and Equipment (1) Mechanical engineering and mechanical production 1 Summer