361-0006/01 – Compressors, Fans and Pumps (KVC)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Power EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Kamil Kolarčík, CSc.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Kamil Kolarčík, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2017/2018Year of cancellation2018/2019
Intended for the facultiesFS, USPIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KOL10 doc. Ing. Kamil Kolarčík, CSc.
SMI0020 Ing. Zdeněk Šmída, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 16+4

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Orientation in scope of business deployment of compressors and pumps. Description of processes which characterize energy transformation in compressors and pumps. Description of elementary energy and economical criteria of energy transformation evaluation. Discussion of economical and environmental consequences of energy transformation evaluation. Solution proposal of management of energy processes in compressors´ and pumps´ stations.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Experimental work in labs


Students acquire basic knowledge and awareness about currents and transformational events above all in dynamic compressors and pumps. The acquired knowledge in these subjects and in these given above is used in complex ways for the theoretical calculation of the individual parts of energetic machines. The goal of this subject is to give a specialised background to graduates of VŠB - the Technical University, which will work as designers, but above all as operators of energetic equipment. In addition to this they must have their own economic and ecological approaches.

Compulsory literature:

BLOCH, P. Heinz. A Practical Guide to Compressor Technology – Second Edition. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, 2006, 555 p. ISBN: 978-0-471-72793-4.

Recommended literature:

KHAN, A., A.; GORLA, R.,S.R. Turbomachinery: Design and Theory. New York: Marcel Dekker, 2003. ISBN 0-8247-0980-2. LOGAN, E.Jr.: Handbook of Turbomachinery (Mechanical Engineering, No. 158) (2 ed.). New York: Marcel Dekker, 2003. ISBN 0-8247-0995-0. GIAMPAOLO, T. Compressor Handbook: Principles and Practice. Lilburn: The Fairmont Press, 2010, 361 p. ISBN: 0-88173-616-3 GÜLICH, J. F. Centrifugal Pumps. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2008, 923 p. ISBN: 978-3-540-73694-3. BRENNEN, E. Christopher. Hydrodynamics of Pumps. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994, 293 p. ISBN: 0-19-856442-2. WAHREN, Uno. Practical Introduction to Pumping Technology. Houston: Elsevier Science & Technology Books, 1997, 208 p. ISBN: 0884156869.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Continuous checking of knowledge by means of tests. Repetition applied the foundations of the thermomechanics and hydromechanics in relation to the subject. 1. thematic task: "Measurement of the energy characteristics on the volume of the compressor". 2. thematic task: "Radial supercharger". The calculation of the main dimensions. 3. thematic task: "Axial supercharger". Measurement of the characteristics of the axial fan. 4. thematic task: "the Jet compressor". The calculation of the main dimensions. 5. thematic task: "Centrifugal pump". Determining the energy characteristics of the measurement. 6. thematic task: "Centrifugal pump". Determining the operating point and the optimal cooperation.


Other requirements

Additional requirements for active student participation in exercises with min. 80% of presentations. Processing tasks assigned theme.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Introduction, repetition of thermomechanics and hydromechanics, division of power machines and their use. 2. The compression of the plot known? Compression isothermal, isentropic and polytropic fed and vented heat. 3. Reciprocating compressors with a linear movement of the piston the ideal and the real. 4. Reciprocating compressors with rotary motion of the piston, the shock of compression and expansion. 5. The regulation of the performance of displacement compressors. 6. The ideal degree of radial compressors, description of, energy transformation, Euler's equation. 7. The actual degree of radial compressors, the shapes of the blades of the rotor, the efficiency, the compression curve in the i-s diagram, the energy characteristics. 8. The ideal and the actual degree of axial turbocompressor, planar vane grids, vectors of velocity, the basic parameters, the angles of swing, the forces acting on an airfoil, the transformation of energy, Euler's equation, losses, efficiency of the transformation. 9. Fans axial flow (single stage with shifting degrees of R, VS R, two-stage with counterrotating rotors), radial, diagonal Schicht and Eck. 10. The practical operation of compressor stations, the operating point, the practical measurement of energy characteristics, humidity of the air, the pumping of the compressor,... 11. The regulation of the performance of dynamic compressors. 12. The theory of jet compressors the ideal and the real, scheme, description of the activity. Waveforms of velocities and pressures. 13. The flow of gas and vapor nozzles, the choice of the shape of the nozzles, the calculation of the main dimensions of the atomizers, the critical value, the effect of counterpressure. 14. Pump, - the Geodetic, the total traffic and manometric height, mezná suction height of the pump. The transformation of energy, the operational measurements of the energy characteristics. 15. Parallel and serial cooperation of dynamic machines, the operating point of the. Seminar on topics chosen by the listeners

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2017/2018 Summer semester, validity until: 2017/2018 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 45  25
        Examination Examination 55  26
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: 80% attendance at seminars

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2017/2018 (N2301) Mechanical Engineering (2302T006) Energy Engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2017/2018 (N2301) Mechanical Engineering (2302T006) Energy Engineering K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

Occurrence in special blocks

Block nameAcademic yearForm of studyStudy language YearWSType of blockBlock owner
Subject block without study plan - FS - K - cs 2018/2019 Part-time Czech Optional FS - Faculty of Mechanical Engineering stu. block
Subject block without study plan - FS - P - cs 2018/2019 Full-time Czech Optional FS - Faculty of Mechanical Engineering stu. block