Introduction to the applications of turbo-machinery. Description of typical wind and hydroelectric plants; different types of turbo-machines. Fundamental fluid mechanics equations, efficiency coefficients, velocity triangles, characteristic curves, similarity laws, specific speed, vibration, cavitation of hydraulic turbines, pump/turbines; variable speed machines. Estimation of main dimensions of machine units, machine house, waterways, electrical and civil structure; transients and stability. Layout of electric and storage plants. Major and auxiliary equipments and systems. Small and mini plants. Case studies.
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