[ 245VMBSTTFK20 ] KV Applied thermofluid mechanics

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS B3 - Bachelor's programme 3. year (*)Maschinenbau Michael Krieger 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Bachelor's programme Mechanical Engineering 2022W
Objectives After successfully engaging with the topics of this course, students will be able to

  • explain the fundamentals of the operation of turbo-machines,
  • design impellers of radial and axial fans,
  • design basic guiding devices,
  • analytically estimate pressure losses of pipe systems,
  • explain the fundamentals of heat exchangers,
  • calculate and design basic heat exchangers.

The level of mathematical modeling and analysis of the mentioned topics is comparable to the level of the textbooks: Carolus, Ventilatoren, Teubner 2003 and Böswirth, Technische Strömungslehre, Vieweg 2007

  • Fundamentals of fluid machinery (basic quantities, dimensionless performance quantities, Euler's turbomachinery equation)
  • Analysis and calculation of axial and radial fans and turbines
  • Total pressure losses and heat transfer in pipe systems
  • Fundamentals of Heat Exchangers
  • Design of concurrent, countercurrent and cross-current heat exchangers
Criteria for evaluation homework examples and written and/or oral examination
Methods Lecture, lecture notes, individual homework examples
Language German
Study material
  • Pfleiderer C., Petermann H.: Strömungsmaschinen, Springer, 7. Auflage, 2005
  • Carolus T.: Ventilatoren, Teubner, 2003
  • Wright T., Fluid Machinery. CRC Press, 1999
  • Böswirth L.: Technische Strömungslehre. Vieweg, 2007
  • von Böckh P., Saumweber C.: Fluidmechanik, Springer, 3. Auflage, 2013
  • Baehr H.D., Stephan K.: Wärme- und Stoffübertragung, Springer, 8. Auflage, 2013
  • Verein Deutscher Ingenieure (Hrsg.): VDI-Wärmeatlas, Springer, 11. Auflage, 2013
Changing subject? No
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 35
Assignment procedure Assignment according to sequence