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ENGINEERING TRIPOS PART IIA - 2012/2013
Leader: Professor P Tucker email: pgt23
Project Type: Group
Project Category: Design
Prerequisites: 3A1 & 3A3 useful
Timing: Thursdays 9-11am plus afternoons and Mondays 11-1pm
This project involves the theory and design of turbomachinery.
The basic theory necessary to design a centrifugal compressor and a radial inflow turbine will be given. Students will then prepare designs of both compressor and turbine blades to fit onto a prescribed impeller. The blades will be made out of aluminium strip by the students and the resulting combination will be tested by sucking air through it. There will be scope for detailed experimental investigation of the fluid flow and for the results to be used to modify the design. Group design will be chosen and the sensitivity of design to manufacturing variations will be explored. This design will then be refined and contrasted with the optimal designs of other groups.
Students will work groups to design different builds of both the compressors and the turbines for one set of apparatus.
Format: Submission Date - Marks
Interim report 1: Thursday 16 May 2013 - 15 marks
Interim report 2: THursday 23 May 2013 - 25 marks
Interim report 3: Thursday 30 May 2013 - 20 marks
Final summary report: 4pm Thursday 6 June 2013 - 20 marks25% of the total marks are allocated to group work.
Last updated: November 2012