Hydrodynamics of Pumps

Author: Christopher E. Brennen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139497278

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: N.A

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Hydrodynamics of Pumps is a reference for pump experts and a textbook for advanced students. It examines the fluid dynamics of liquid turbomachines, particularly pumps, focusing on special problems and design issues associated with the flow of liquid through a rotating machine. There are two characteristics of a liquid that lead to problems and cause a significantly different set of concerns than those in gas turbines. These are the potential for cavitation and the high density of liquids, which enhances the possibility of damaging, unsteady flows and forces. The book begins with an introduction to the subject, including cavitation, unsteady flows and turbomachinery, basic pump design and performance principles. Chapter topics include flow features, cavitation parameters and inception, bubble dynamics, cavitation effects on pump performance, and unsteady flows and vibration in pumps - discussed in the three final chapters. The book is richly illustrated and includes many practical examples.

Fluid Dynamics of Cavitation and Cavitating Turbopumps

Author: Luca d'Agostino,Maria Vittoria Salvetti

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783211766699

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 351

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The book focuses on the fluid dynamics of cavitation with special reference to high power density turbopumps, where it represents the major source of performance and life degradation. While covering the more fundamental aspects of cavitation and the main kinds of cavitating flows, there is focus on the hydrodynamics and instabilities of cavitating turbopumps. The book also illustrates the alternative approaches for modeling and engineering simulation of cavitating flows.

Hydrodynamics of High-Speed Marine Vehicles

Author: Odd M. Faltinsen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139447939

Category: Technology & Engineering

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Hydrodynamics of High-Speed Marine Vehicles, first published in 2006, discusses the three main categories of high-speed marine vehicles - vessels supported by submerged hulls, air cushions or foils. The wave environment, resistance, propulsion, seakeeping, sea loads and manoeuvring are extensively covered based on rational and simplified methods. Links to automatic control and structural mechanics are emphasized. A detailed description of waterjet propulsion is given and the effect of water depth on wash, resistance, sinkage and trim is discussed. Chapter topics include resistance and wash; slamming; air cushion-supported vessels, including a detailed discussion of wave-excited resonant oscillations in air cushion; and hydrofoil vessels. The book contains numerous illustrations, examples and exercises.

Hydrodynamics of Ship Propellers

Author: John P. Breslin,Poul Andersen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521574709

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 584

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Technical introduction to ship propeller hydrodynamics, for researchers in ocean technology, naval architecture, mechanical engineering.

Handbook of Marine Craft Hydrodynamics and Motion Control

Author: Thor I. Fossen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119998686

Category: Science

Page: 596

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The technology of hydrodynamic modeling and marine craft motion control systems has progressed greatly in recent years. This timely survey includes the latest tools for analysis and design of advanced guidance, navigation and control systems and presents new material on underwater vehicles and surface vessels. Each section presents numerous case studies and applications, providing a practical understanding of how model-based motion control systems are designed. Key features include: a three-part structure covering Modeling of Marine Craft; Guidance, Navigation and Control Systems; and Appendices, providing all the supporting theory in a single resource kinematics, kinetics, hydrostatics, seakeeping and maneuvering theory, and simulation models for marine craft and environmental forces guidance systems, sensor fusion and integrated navigation systems, inertial measurement units, Kalman filtering and nonlinear observer design for marine craft state-of-the-art methods for feedback control more advanced methods using nonlinear theory, enabling the user to compare linear design techniques before a final implementation is made. linear and nonlinear stability theory, and numerical methods companion website that hosts links to lecture notes and download information for the Marine Systems Simulator (MSS) which is an open source Matlab/Simulink® toolbox for marine systems. The MSS toolbox includes hydrodynamic models and motion control systems for ships, underwater vehicles and floating structures With an appropriate balance between mathematical theory and practical applications, academic and industrial researchers working in marine and control engineering aspects of manned and unmanned maritime vehicles will benefit from this comprehensive handbook. It is also suitable for final year undergraduates and postgraduates, lecturers, development officers, and practitioners in the areas of rigid-body modeling, hydrodynamics, simulation of marine craft, control and estimation theory, decision-support systems and sensor fusion. www.wiley.com/go/fossen_marine

From Galaxies to Turbines

Science, Technology and the Parsons Family

Author: W.G.S Scaife

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420046922

Category: Science

Page: 596

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From Galaxies to Turbines: Science, Technology and the Parsons Family looks at the way science and industry relate to each other, and at the way social attitudes affect this relationship. An expert on the Parsons Family, the author beautifully illustrates this by tracing the story of the remarkable endeavors of the Parsons family during the 125 years that embraced their lives in Ireland and Great Britain during the developing Industrial Revolution. The father of the family, William Parsons, Earl of Rosse, discovered the Spiral Nebulae at his observatory in Ireland and displayed an unusual familiarity with engineering principles in the building of his two giant telescopes. His son, Charles, was at the forefront of the new age of technology among shipbuilders and engineers in the northeast coast of England. Lavishly illustrated throughout, with a handy family tree and map of the River Tyne pin-pointing key historic events, this is a highly accessible and fascinating account for the general reader interested in the way scientific knowledge and industrial application have slowly emerged in recent history.

Fundamentals of Multiphase Flow

Author: Christopher E. Brennen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107717671

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 368

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This 2005 book is targeted to graduate students and researchers at the cutting edge of investigations into the fundamental nature of multiphase flows. It is intended as a reference book for the basic methods used in the treatment of multiphase flows. The subject of multiphase flows encompasses a vast field, a host of different technological contexts, a wide spectrum of different scales, a broad range of engineering disciplines, and a multitude of different analytical approaches. The aim of Fundamentals of Multiphase Flow is to bring much of this fundamental understanding together into one book, presenting a unifying approach to the fundamental ideas of multiphase flows. The book summarizes those fundamental concepts with relevance to a broad spectrum of multiphase flows. It does not pretend to present a comprehensive review of the details of any one multiphase flow or technological context; references to such reviews are included where appropriate.

Scribner's Engineers' and Mechanics' Companion

Comprising United States' Weights and Measures; Mensuration of Superficies and Solids ... The Mechanical Powers ... Steam and the Steam Engine

Author: J. M. Scribner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mechanical engineering

Page: 264

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Design of Multiphase Reactors

Author: Vishwas G. Pangarkar

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118807766

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 536

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Details simple design methods for multiphase reactors in the chemical process industries Includes basic aspects of transport in multiphase reactors and the importance of relatively reliable and simple procedures for predicting mass transfer parameters Details of design and scale up aspects of several important types of multiphase reactors Examples illustrated through design methodologies presenting different reactors for reactions that are industrially important Includes simple spreadsheet packages rather than complex algorithms / programs or computational aid

Cavitation and Bubble Dynamics

Author: Christopher E. Brennen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107644763

Category: Mathematics

Page: 268

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Cavitation and Bubble Dynamics deals with fundamental physical processes of bubble dynamics and cavitation for graduate students and researchers.

The Genesis of Fluid Mechanics 1640-1780

Author: Julián Simón Calero

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402064144

Category: Science

Page: 518

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Fluid Mechanics, as a scientific discipline in a modern sense, was established between the last third of the 17th century and the first half of the 18th century. This book analyses its genesis from two lines: resistance and discharge. This approach highlights the existence of a remarkable experimental aspect in the aforementioned research lines, together with their link with problems of a practical nature, such as ballistics, hydraulics, fluid-using machines or naval theory.

Computer Modeling of Water Distribution Systems

Author: N.A

Publisher: American Water Works Association

ISBN: 1613000111

Category: Science

Page: 159

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Updated from the 1989 version, this manual presents the basics of computerized programs and processes for control and maintenance of a water distribution system. Discussed are operational functions that should be included, how systems should be designed and organized and what operators should be aware of to integrate new data into current systems.