Question Paper: Turbo Machines : Question Paper Dec 2013 - Mechanical Engineering (Semester 5) | Visveswaraya Technological University (VTU)
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## Turbo Machines - Dec 2013

### Mechanical Engg. (Semester 5)

TOTAL MARKS: 100
TOTAL TIME: 3 HOURS
(1) Question 1 is compulsory.
(2) Attempt any four from the remaining questions.
(3) Assume data wherever required.
(4) Figures to the right indicate full marks.
1 (a) Define turbo machine. With a neat sketch, explain the parts of a turbo machine.(4 marks) 1 (b) Define specific speed of pump and turbine. Explain the significance of specific speed.(6 marks) 1 (c) Test on a turbine runner 1.25m in diameter at 30m head gave the following result, power developed=736kW. Speed is 180 RPM and the discharge is 2.7 m3/sec. Find the diameter, speed and discharge of a similar runner to operate at 45m had and give 1472kW at the same efficiency. What is the specific speed of both the turbines?(10 marks) 2 (a) Define the terms ' infinitesimal' stage efficiencies of a turbine. Show that the polytropic efficiency during the expansion process is given by.
eta _{eta }=frac{log_{sigma }left ( \frac{T_{2}}{T_{1}} \right )}{left ( \frac{r-1}{r} \right )log_{sigma }left ( \frac{P_{2}}{P_{1}} \right )}
(8 marks)
2 (b) An air compressor has eight stage of equal pressure ratio 1:35. The flow rate through the compressor and its overall efficiency are 50 kg/sec and 82% respectively. If the conditions of air at the entery are 1 bar and 300K, determine:
i) The state of air at copressor exit.
ii) Polytropic efficiency,
iii) Stage efficiency
iv) Power required to drive the compressor assuming transmission efficiency of 90%.
(12 marks)
3 (a) With usual notations and velocity triangles derive alternate turbine equation and identify the component of energy transfer.(10 marks) 3 (b) The following data refer to a 50% degree of reaction axial flow turbo machine. Inlet fluid velocity=230 m/sec, inlet rotor angle=60°, inlet guid blade angle=30°, outlet rotor angle=25°. Find utilization factor, axial thrust and power output per unit mass flow.(10 marks) 4 (a) Define degree of reaction for an axial flow machine. Prove that degree of reaction for an axial flow device (assuming constant velocity of flow) is given by
R=frac{V_{r}}{2U}left ( \frac{tan\beta _{1}+tan_{2}}{tan\beta _{1}+tan\beta _{2}} \right )
where \beta 1 and \beta2 are the angles made with tangent to the blades.
(10 marks)
4 (b) A single stage axial blower with no inlet guidances is running at 3600 RPM. The mean diameter of the rotor is 16cm and the mass flow rate of air through the blower is 0.45 kg/sec. In the rotor the air is turned such that the absolute velocity of air at exit makes angle of 20&deh; with respect to the axis. Assuming that the axial component of fluid velocity remains constant, determine power input and degree of reaction. Assume that the density of air is constant at 1.185 kg/m3 and area of flow is 0.02 m2.(10 marks) 5 (a) What is the necessity for compounding steam turbines? Discuss any two methods of compounding with neat sketches. Show the velocity and pressure variations across the turbine.(10 marks) 5 (b) In a single stage impulse turbine the mean diameter of the blades is 1m. It runs at 3000 RPM. The steam is supplied from a nozzle at a velocity of 350 m/sec and the nozzle at a velocity of 300 m/sec and the nozzle angle is 20°. The rotor blade are equiangular. The blade friction factor is 0.86. draw the velocity diagram and calculate the power developed of the axial thrust is 117.72 Newton's.(10 marks) 6 (a) Classify hydraulic turbines with examples.(5 marks) 6 (b) Two jets strike at buckets of a pelton wheel, which is having a shaft power as 14.715 kW. The diameter of each jet is given as 150mm. If the net head on the turbine is 500m find the overall efficiency of the turbine, take Cv=1.0 and speed ratio=0.45. If the blade angle at outlet is 15° and reduction in relative velocity over the buckets is 5% find the hydraulic efficiency.(10 marks) 6 (c) Draw a neat sketch of a Francis turbine and draw the velocity triangles at inlet and outlet.(5 marks) 7 (a) With reference to the centrifugal pump explain what do you mean by
i) Net Positive Section Head(NPSH).
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