Principle of operation of hydraulic machines and their system design is important from the perspective of their huge applications in different industries. Present course introduces the students to the fundamentals of hydraulic machines. Starting from the operational principle, students will be gradually familiarized with different concepts like velocity triangle, net head developed, finally leading to the design of their system. Important topics such as design of pumping system of two dissimilar pumps, which find practical relevance as well, will also be discussed.
Week-1:Principle of operation of hydraulic machines Week-2:Radial and axial flow pumps Week-3:Cavitation in radial flow pump Week-4:Radial flow pump operational issues Week-5:Pump Design: Degrees of reaction Week-6:Pump characteristics and system design Week-7:Numerical problems of pumps(Radial and Axial flow) Week-8:Positive displacement pump Week-9:Hydraulic Turbine: Impulse Turbine Week-10:Hydraulic Turbine: Reaction Turbine Week-11:Cavitation in hydraulic reaction turbines Week-12:Numerical problems of Turbines (Impulse and Reaction)