International Journal of Fluid Mechanics & Thermal Sciences

Special Issue

Fluid Mechanics & Thermal Sciences in Turbomachines

  • Submission Deadline: Jul. 10, 2020
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Cheng Xu
About This Special Issue
Turbomachinery studies have grown at an exponential rate. Researches in fluid dynamics and thermal science are very critical to Turbomachinery. This special issue will provide readers the most current research of fluid dynamics and thermal science in turbomachinery. The special issue will include research in fluid dynamics, aerodynamics, thermodynamic, heat transfer, and aerothermodynamics associated with the design, analysis, modeling, testing and performance. It covers the latest research that advance the state-of-the-art of technologies in all type of turbomachinery.

Aims and Scope:

  1. Fluid Dynamics in turbomachinery
  2. Aerodynamics in turbomachinery
  3. Computational Fluid Dynamics in turbomachinery
  4. Experimental studies in turbomachinery
  5. Thermal science in turbomachinery
  6. Heat transfer in turbomachinery
Lead Guest Editor
  • Cheng Xu

    Mechnical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, United States

Guest Editors
  • Ryo Amano

    Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin, United States

  • Willi Smith

    Garrett Advancing Motion INC, St, Torrance, United States

  • Michael Muller

    Baker Hughes a GE company, Billerica, United States

  • Wen-dan Tang

    Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology

  • Xinqian Zheng

    School of Vehicle and Mobility, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

  • Yuting Jiang

    College of Power and Energy Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin, China

  • Hanqian Yang

    Department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Central South University of Forestry and Technology, Tianxin, China

  • Essam Khalil

    Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

  • Dhinagaran Ramachandran

    Turbo energy Private Limited, Chennai, India

  • Nekkanti Sitaram

    Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Madras, Chennai, India

Published Articles
  • Computational Analysis of the Blade Loading on Tip Clearance Effects

    Limin Wang , Yadong Liu , Chengqin Li

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2020
    Pages: 95-107
    Received: Jun. 27, 2020
    Accepted: Oct. 26, 2020
    Published: Nov. 16, 2020
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijfmts.20200604.11
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    Abstract: Gas turbines normally have the rotating and stationary parts. The rotational blades always need clearance to rotation. Blade tip clearance is one of the important parameters affecting performance, safety and stability of a gas turbine engine. However, it is difficult to measure the tip clearance accurately during the tests. The numerical studies ar... Show More
  • A Novel Viscous Throughflow Model for Compressor Analysis and Its Application

    Hailiang Jin , Daobin Qiu , Yueqian Yin

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 3, September 2020
    Pages: 89-94
    Received: Jul. 12, 2020
    Accepted: Aug. 25, 2020
    Published: Sep. 07, 2020
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijfmts.20200603.13
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    Abstract: Throughflow calculations are still an inevitable step in the aerodynamic design of compressors. The viscous throughflow model derived from Navier-Stokes equations can be more capable in predicting choked flow and capturing shock waves compared to the traditional methods. In this paper, authors further developed the inviscid model for a previously d... Show More
  • Computational Investigation of Flow in a Centrifugal Impeller with Chamfered Blade Tips: Effects of Stage Loading and Tip Clearance

    Nekkanti Sitaram , Vanamala Ushasri

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 3, September 2020
    Pages: 79-88
    Received: May 18, 2020
    Accepted: Jul. 13, 2020
    Published: Aug. 13, 2020
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijfmts.20200603.12
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    Abstract: The objective of the present investigation is to examine the possibility of performance improvement, improvement of the exit flow uniformity and desensitization of the tip clearance effects on the performance of a low speed centrifugal impeller. Computational investigations using a commercial CFD software are undertaken. Six configurations of blade... Show More
  • The Development of High Efficiency Integrally Geared Driven Multistage Centrifugal Compressor

    Leilei Han , Fubao Li , Ning Li , Haiyang Zhou , Lihui Jiang , Zongyang Wang

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 2, June 2020
    Pages: 53-60
    Received: Apr. 23, 2020
    Accepted: Jun. 02, 2020
    Published: Jun. 28, 2020
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijfmts.20200602.12
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    Abstract: Integrally geared multistage centrifugal compressors have been widely used in many industries. The design of the new compressor is very complicated and needs a reliable design process. This paper discussed the development of a high efficiency integrally geared driven centrifugal compressor for industrial applications. An inhouse program was used to... Show More
  • The Recent Progresses in Industrial Centrifugal Compressor Designs

    Dingkun Liang , Hanqian Yang , Cheng Xu , Yandan Jiang , Zhongwei Yi

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 2, June 2020
    Pages: 61-69
    Received: May 17, 2020
    Accepted: May 28, 2020
    Published: Jun. 28, 2020
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijfmts.20200602.13
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    Abstract: The centrifugal compressor has been widely used in low power gas turbine, supercharger and industrial turbine compressors. Due to its outstanding advantages of simple process, compact structure and wide working range, it is more advantageous in some aspects such as small flow range than counterparts. However, the design of important components of c... Show More
  • Design of a Radial Turbine for Wastegated Turbocharger

    Hanqin Yang , Qingbin Li , Liaoping Hu , Xiong Meng , Guangqing He , Lin Liu

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 1, March 2020
    Pages: 19-26
    Received: Jan. 28, 2020
    Accepted: Feb. 21, 2020
    Published: Feb. 28, 2020
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijfmts.20200601.13
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    Abstract: With the increasing popularity of turbocharging technology in the automotive industry, and people's increasing awareness of environmental protection, engineers are paying more attention to the technical development of turbochargers, while more advanced tools and methods are being used in the actual turbocharged design process to improve the accurac... Show More
  • Design System Development for a Fuel Cell Centrifugal Compressor

    Cheng Xu , Lei Chen , Ryoichi Amano

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 4, December 2019
    Pages: 96-101
    Received: Sep. 22, 2019
    Accepted: Oct. 22, 2019
    Published: Nov. 05, 2019
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijfmts.20190504.12
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    Abstract: Centrifugal compressors have been used in many areas of the machinery. The centrifugal compressor design is very complex, and a unique design system needs to be developed. A centrifugal compressor design system should be easy to use in interface and also flexible for inputs and outputs. The design tool also needs to be able to predicate the compres... Show More
  • Research on Flow Characteristics of Upstream Cavity with Labyrinth Seals in Axial Compressor

    Xin Fu , Yingying Xu , Yan Zhang

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 3, September 2019
    Pages: 82-90
    Received: Jul. 13, 2019
    Accepted: Sep. 10, 2019
    Published: Sep. 23, 2019
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijfmts.20190503.14
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    Abstract: The sealing between rotating components and stator components has become one of the main issues to be studied in the compressor. The mixing of stator root leakage flow and the mainstream can seriously affect the performance of the compressor. This article does a series of work on numerical calculation of plane diffuser cascade with the stator cavit... Show More