Basic Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Machines

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  • Includes numerous solved problems, examples, and worked solutions
  • Presents description, design, and operational information for Pelton, Francis, Propeller, and Kaplan turbines
  • Provides an outline of various types of power plants
  • Explains the advantages and disadvantages of steam and gas turbines
  • Integrates practical applications in engineering throughout the book

Summary

Following a concise overview of fluid mechanics informed by numerous engineering applications and examples, this reference presents and analyzes major types of fluid machinery and the major classes of turbines, as well as pump technology. It offers professionals and students in hydraulic engineering with background concepts as well as practical coverage of modern turbine technologies, fully explaining the advantages of both steam and gas turbines. Description, design, and operational information for the Pelton, Francis, Propeller, and Kaplan turbines are provided, as are outlines of various types of power plants. It provides solved examples, chapter problems, and a thorough case study.