Dr. M. Thirumaleshwar graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Karnataka Regional Engineering College, Surathkal, Karnataka, India, in the year 1965. He obtained M.Sc (cryogenis) from University of Southampton, U.K. and Ph.D. (cryogenics) from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.
In this book, ‘Compressible flow’ is dealt with.
Under ‘Compressible flow’, topics discussed are: stagnation temp, stagnation pressure, property variations in isentropic flow through convergent as well as Convergent-Divergent (C-D) nozzles, Normal shocks, Fanno flow (i.e. adiabatic flow with friction) and Rayleigh flow (i.e. frictionless flow through ducts with heat transfer).
Property tables for these cases, which should be useful in calculations, are also given.
Many useful Functions are written in Mathcad and EES to calculate the property variations for different cases mentioned above.
Complicated equations for these cases are solved very easily and accurately using these Functions, without any need for tedious interpolations. Also, using these Functions, all the property variations are tabulated and the plots drawn.
A large number of Problems from University question papers as well as from standard Text books are solved to demonstrate the use of the Functions written in Mathcad and EES.
Convenience of visual solutions using TEST is demonstrated by solving problems on isentropic flow through nozzles and for normal shocks.
An Appendix on Engine trials is included, since this topic forms part of the syllabus in some universities.