Week 1: Introduction to axial flow compressor and fans, applications for aircraft engines, land based power plants, industrial applications, Construction of axial flow compressor, Euler’s equation and velocity triangles for axial flow compressor. Concept of diffuser in the view of compressor passage design, understanding of compression process using T-S diagram, Adiabatic efficiency and Polytropic efficiency (Tutorial)
Week 2: Understanding of aerodynamic and thermodynamic work for compression process, axial, radial and tangential momentum , Various fan and compressor possible configurations like Only rotor, Inlet guide vanes (IGV) +rotor, IGV + rotor +stator, Contra rotating stage configurations and their application based on specific requirement, 2D aerodynamics of stage, Introduction to Diffusion factor, Degree of reaction, Dehaller’s factor (Tutorial)
Week 3: 3D flow through axial flow compressor, Work done factor, Radial Equilibrium Theory and it’s applications, Introduction to various design approaches like Free Vortex, Force Vortex, Constant Reaction, Exponential method, Constant alpha and Fundamental based design approaches for compressor and fan design. (Tutorial)
Week 4: Flow track design and understanding with different requirements, Axial flow compressor cascade and Introduction to various angles like Air angle, Flow angle, Incidence angle, Deviation angle, Camber angle, Stagger angle etc. and their importance in design, Introduction to various cascade tunnels
Week 5: Selection of camber line, Selection of various angle for design consideration and their effects on performance of axial flow machines, Concept of Critical Velocity Ratio. (Tutorial)
Week 6: Criteria for selection of various design parameters, Guidelines for selection initial parameters as first cut calculation, Systematic approach for design of axial flow compressor design based of various approaches.
Week 7: Design of low speed axial flow compressor based of various design considerations, Adoption of airfoil geometry for finalizing the rotor and stator blades. (Tutorial)
Week 8: Design of low speed contra rotating axial flow compressor based of various design considerations, Adoption of airfoil geometry for finalizing the rotor blades. (Tutorial)
Week 9: Need for transonic compressor stages, Type of Transonic Airfoils and their special applications, Selection of various blade parameters.
Week 10: Design of Transonic axial flow compressor based of various design considerations. (Tutorial)
Week 11: Need for future axial flow compressors for specific applications and special need. Design of industrial fans based of various design considerations. (Tutorial)
Week 12: Use of CFD for axial flow compressor and fan analysis and understanding of modifications in design, Mesh selection criteria, Boundary conditions, Selection criteria for turbulence models, Selection of various flow domain interface, Post processing approaches, Case studies with various aspects, Issues and Challenges for CFD application to axial flow compressor, Next generation CFD demands