Fundamentals of Turbomachines



Lukas Pehle

Lecture Assistant


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This course is organized by the Institute of Jet Propulsion and Turbomachinery (IST) and the Institute oft Power Plant Technology, Steam and Gas Turbines (IKDG) in an alternating manner.


Fundamentals of Turbomachines WS18/19

This course gives an application of fundamentals of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics to turbomachinery. The general mechanisms of blade rows in turbines, compressors and pumps are explained. Findings are extended to turbine stages and their interaction in one and multi-stage turbomachinery. Different designs and types of turbomachines and their application cases are presented.

In the following, common component mappings and diagrams exemplify characteristics as well as operational limits of machines, processes and their respective control strategies. Influences of ambient conditions on operations are discussed in relation to their impact on component performance in turbomachines.

The last part of the course deals with environmental impacts of energy conversion technologies.

The language of this course is German.