Internal Flows in Turbomachines

Fluid flow leakage around a compressor tip.

The trajectory of particles leaking over a compressor tip, an image from the lecture 'Modeling Fluid Flow'. (Image by MIT OCW, adapted from Furukawa et al.)


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Spring 2006



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In 16.540 we address fluid dynamic phenomena of interest in internal flow situations. The emphasis tends to be on problems that arise in air breathing propulsion, but the application of the concepts covered is more general, and the course is wider in scope, than turbomachines (in spite of the title). Stated more directly, the focus is on the fluid mechanic principles that determine the behavior of a broad class of industrial devices. The material can therefore be characterized, only partly tongue in cheek, as "industrial strength fluid mechanics done in a rigorous manner".

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Choon Tan, and Edward Greitzer. 16.540 Internal Flows in Turbomachines. Spring 2006. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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