Course Syllabus for

Advanced Theory of Turbomachinery
Avancerad kurs i turbomaskinernas teori

MVK035F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Spring 2014
Decided by: FN3/Per Tunestål
Date of establishment: 2015-02-25

General Information

Division: Energy Sciences
Course type: Third-cycle course
Teaching languages: English, Swedish


Turbomachinery is a central part of any power plant. This course aims to offer a further specialization into the construction, function and control of these components. The course presents the thermodynamic and fluid mechanics of the interaction between the fluid and the machine. This course will thus provide an understanding of modern design methods associated with turbomachinery


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Judgement and Approach

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Course Contents

The course aims at describing fundamental and advanced concepts in the field of turbomachinery. The concepts in the course are Principles of thermodynamics and fluid flow Compressible flow through nozzles Principle of turbomachinery analysis Steam turbines Axial turbines Axial compressors Centrifugal compressors and pumps Radial inflow turbines Hydraulic turbines Streamline curvature and radial equilibrium

Course Literature

Korpela, S.: Principles of Turbomachinery.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, self-study literature review

Examination Details

Examination formats: Written report, written assignments, seminars given by participants
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Admission requirements: The course MVKF05

Further Information

The course is given when the number of students is at least 12.

Course Occasion Information

Contact and Other Information

Course coordinator: Marcus Thern <>

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