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Short description Although some books have been published in this field, there is no an advanced book focusing on turbomachinery aerothermodynamics with systematic introduction of fundamental theory, experimental methods, industrial applications and the latest developments. With his over 50 years' experience in the area, Chen's book fills the gap. The book focuses on four aspects: direct and inverse solutions, flow phenomena, and design optimization.

From the contents Foreword.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Nomenclature.

1 Introduction.

1.1 Introduction to the Study of the Aerothermodynamics of Turbomachinery.

1.2 Brief Description of the Development of the Numerical Study of the Aerothermodynamics of Turbomachinery.

1.3 Summary.

Further Reading.

2 Governing Equations Expressed in Non-Orthogonal Curvilinear Coordinates to Calculate 3D Viscous Fluid Flow in Turbomachinery.

2.1 Introduction.

2.2 Aerothermodynamics Governing Equations (Navier-Stokes Equations) of Turbomachinery.

2.3 Viscous and Heat Transfer Terms of Equations.

2.4 Examples of Simplification of Viscous and Heat Transfer Terms.

2.5 Tensor Form of Governing Equations.

2.6 Integral Form of Governing Equations.

2.7 A Collection of the Basic Relationships for Non-Orthogonal Coordinates.

2.8 Summary.

3 Introduction to Boundary Layer Theory.

3.1 Introduction.

3.2 General Concepts of the Boundary Layer.

3.2.1 Nature of Boundary Layer Flow.

3.3 Summary.

4 Numerical Solutions of Boundary Layer Differential Equations.

4.1 Introduction.

4.2 Boundary Layer Equations Expressed in Partial Differential Form.

4.3 Numerical Solution of the Boundary Layer Differential Equations for a Cascade on the Stream Surface of Revolution.

4.4 Calculation Results and Validations.

4.5 Application to Analysis of the Performance of Turbomachinery Blade Cascades.

4.6 Summary.

5 Approximate Calculations Using Integral Boundary Layer Equations.

5.1 Introduction.

5.2 Integral Boundary Layer Equations.

5.3 Generalized Method for Approximate Calculation of the Boundary Layer Momentum Thickness.

5.4 Laminar Boundary Layer Momentum Integral Equation.

5.5 Transitional Boundary Layer Momentum Integral Equation.

5.6 Turbulent Boundary Layer Momentum Integral Equation.

5.7 Calculation of a Compressible Boundary Layer.

5.8 Summary.

6 Application of Boundary Layer Techniques to Turbomachinery.

6.1 Introduction.

6.2 Flow Rate Coefficient and Loss Coefficient of Two-Dimensional Blade Cascades.

6.3 Studies on the Velocity Distributions Along Blade Surfaces and Correlation Analysis of the Aerodynamic Characteristics of Plane Blade Cascades.

6.4 Summary.

7 Stream Function Methods for Two- and Three-Dimensional Flow Computations in Turbomachinery.

7.1 Introduction.

7.2 Three-Dimensional Flow Solution Methods with Two Kinds of Stream Surfaces.

7.3 Two- Stream Function Method for Three-Dimensional Flow Solution.

7.4 Stream Function Methods for Two-Dimensional Viscous Fluid Flow Computations.

7.5 Stream Function Method for Numerical Solution of Transonic Blade Cascade Flow on the Stream Surface of Revolution.

7.6 Finite Analytic Numerical Solution Method (FASM) for Solving the Stream Function Equation of Blade Cascade Flow.

7.7 Summary.

Appendix 7.A Formulas for Estimating the Coefficients of the Differential Equations of the 3D Two-Stream Function Coordinate Method.

8 Pressure Correction Method for Two-Dimensional and Three-Dimensional Flow Computations in Turbomachinery.

8.1 Introduction.

8.2 Governing Equations of Three-Dimensional Turbulent Flow and the Pressure Correction Solution Method.