Experience in teaching turbomachinery using advanced dedicated software

H. Perez-Blanco, A. Rigg, L. Moroz

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    Abstract

    Whereas turbomachinery design has evolved over the last two decades, updating instruction on the topic to reflect the new prevailing methods and techniques remains a challenge. Part of this challenge stems from the diversity of technologies covered in the courses; part of it ensues from the extensive use of software by industry designers. A review of the literature shows that varying degrees of complexity in software have been adopted for teaching, and that numerical experimentation has in some universities replaced laboratory experimentation. This paper describes the experience and outcomes of teaching turbomachinery to senior engineering students using advanced design software. The cases and results analyzed by the students for axial compressors and turbines are discussed, and the results of the effort are evaluated from the somewhat different perspectives of the students and of the instructor. Whereas the use of the program must be viewed in the context of the entire course (two hardware labs are held along with conventional lectures and homework), the use of design software could be seen to multiply the skills of the students, enabling broad 3-D design considerations and visualization seldom possible otherwise. In addition, an understanding of prevailing stresses is initiated with the software.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationASME 2010 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2010
    Pages331-337
    Number of pages7
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2010
    EventASME 2010 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2010 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Duration: Nov 12 2010Nov 18 2010

    Publication series

    NameASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE)
    Volume6

    Other

    OtherASME 2010 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2010
    CountryCanada
    CityVancouver, BC
    Period11/12/1011/18/10

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Mechanical Engineering

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