MECH ENG 4U3 Compressible Flow and Turbomachinery
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Fri Mar 22, Assignment 6 posted due Monday Apr 1
Fri Mar 22, Lectures 10 posted - GT turbines
Wed Mar 13, Lectures 9 posted - GT compressors
Mon Mar 11, Mini Assignment 5 posted due Monday Mar 18
Instructor: Dr. S.W. Tullis
Extension: 27692 - email is far preferred
e-mail: stullis @ mcmaster.ca
Office Hours: No specific hours, although I am available in the class
or my office after lectures for questions. Other meetings can easily be arranged by email.
Teaching Assistant/Marker: Mahsa Rezaee rezaem3 @ mcmaster.ca
To get course summary/syllabus sheet (for the full course)
Date: Fri Mar 8 9:00am
Location: T13 rm123
Time: 2 hours
The test covers all of the compressible flow material.
Textbook (Fox and the McMaster undergrad thermo text) and your notes allowed. Only standard calculators though - no laptops or any other electronics etc.
Note better tables from Fox textbook, and better oblique shock (theta-beta-M) charts.
- Midterm solutions here: midterm solutions.
Date: April 12
Location: BSB 119
Time: 2.5 hours
Check with the registrar or on Mosaic to confirm.
The exam covers all of the year's material, both compressible flow and turbomachinery.
There will approximately 6 questions split roughly 50:50 between compressible flow and turbomachinery. One of the (larger) questions will be a
series of short answer questions (1.5 marks per short question - so give enough roughly 2-3 sentences or bullet points for each).
For the other questions there are multiple parts; often one of these is to give a quick explanation in words for why some aspect of that topic occurs.
The course textbooks (Fox&MacDonald and Dixon&Hall and a 2nd yr thermo textbook eg Shapiro) and notes allowed.
Only standard calculators though - no laptops or other electronics etc (so texts must be paper versions not electronic).
Compressible Flow - Fox & McDonald
Turbomachinery - Dixon and Hall (Fluid mechanics and thermodynamics of turbomachinery 7th edition).
Note better tables from Fox textbook online, also better oblique shock (theta-beta-M) chart.
Also isentropic flow table,
normal shock table, and
expansion fan (Prandtl-Meyer) table.
- Anderson, Modern Compressible Flow (on reserve at Thode)
- Shapiro, The dynamics & thermodynamics of compressible flows
- Daneshyar, One dimensional compressible flow
Mon, Wed, Thurs 1:30 HH102
Lectures Part 1: Introduction
Lectures Part 2: Isentropic 1D flow
Lectures Part 3: Normal Shocks
Lectures Part 4: Oblique shocks
Lectures Part 5: Expansion fans
Lectures Part 6: 1D Flows with Friction
Lectures Part 7: 1D flow with heat transfer
Lectures Part 8: Turbomachinery (gas turbines) introduction
Lectures Part 9: GT compressors
Lectures Part 10: GT turbines
Hand in assignments to Box in JHE-307.
Assignment 1 due Wednesday January 30
Assignment 2 due Monday February 11 NOON
Assignment 3 due Tuesday February 26 NOON
Mini Assignment 4 due Monday March 11 NOON
Mini Assignment 5 due Monday March 18 NOON
Assignment 6 due Monday April 1 26 NOON
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Assign 2 solutions (total/36):
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Assign 3 solutions (total/37):
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Assign 4 solution (total/10):
For 6U03 there is a research project and presentation in addition to the 4U03 course requirements.
The written project report is due on XXX, and the presentations will be to the 4U3 class on XXX. Each presentation will be XXX minutes with XXX minutes for questions.
Please talk with me directly to be clear on the requirements for the project - in particular, the projects shall be on current research on a topic in compressible flow or turbomachinery.
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