Academic Catalog


Course Code: 3650402
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
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Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 3650305
The course set above should be completed before taking MECH402 FLUID MACHINERY .

Course Content

Fundamentals of compressible fluid flow in inertial and rotating coordinate systems. Energy exchange between fluid and rotor, loss mechanisms. 3D, 2D and 1D representation of flow in turbomachinery. Pitch-line design principles. Three dimensional flow and radial equilibrium. Internal aerodynamics of blades and axial flow cascades. Preliminary design principles for axial and radial flow compressors and turbines. Loss and deviation correlations.