361-0507/02 – 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 introduction2010/2011Year of cancellation2012/2013
Intended for the facultiesFSIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
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KOL10 doc. Ing. Kamil Kolarčík, CSc.
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

Understanding the working process of compressors and pumps. Description of processes which characterize energy transformation in compressors and pumps. Description of elementary energy and economic criteria of energy transformation evaluation. Discussion of economical and environmental consequences of energy transformation. Solution proposal of management of power engineering processes in compressors´ and pumps´ stations.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Experimental work in labs


The subject belongs to a group of subjects which closely follows the subjects of thermomechanics, physics and hydromechanics. Students acquire basic knowledge and awareness from the field of study the energy transformation in piston compressors, flow machines, dynamics compressors, fans and displacement and dynamics pumps. Creative thinking is further developed in complex theoretical calculations of the individual components of these energy transformation machines. An integral part of the teaching is the practical measurement of the energetic properties at measuring stands in laboratories. The aim of the subject is to form a professional profile of a graduate who will work as a designer of these energy transformation machines respectively as their operator with both technical and economic knowledge of categories and minimal disruption to the environment.

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:

LOGAN, E.Jr.: Handbook of Turbomachinery (Mechanical Engineering, No. 158) (2 ed.). New York: Marcel Dekker, 2003. ISBN 0-8247-0995-0. KHAN, A., A.; GORLA, R.,S.R. Turbomachinery: Design and Theory. New York: Marcel Dekker, 2003. ISBN 0-8247-0980-2. 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

Follow-up Review of Applied knowledge of thermodynamics and the foundations of Hydromechanics in relation to the subject. 1st thematic task: ”Power Compressor“. Enter ”term paper“. Practical work - search activity from the technical literature of the field will be awarded according to each group of students of English or German language. 2nd thematic task: ”Radial turbocharger. Calculation of main dimensions. 3rd thematic task: “Axial turbocharger.” Addressing the key parameters of the elementary grade axial turbochargers. 4th thematic task: “centrifugal pump”. Determining the characteristics of energy measurement. 5th thematic task: “centrifugal pump”. Determining the optimal operating point and Defense Cooperation “term paper” through the use of didactic lectures with technology.


Other requirements

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


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1 Introduction, repeating thermodynamics and hydromechanics. 2 Compressors ideal jet theory, diagram, description of, simplistic arguments. 3 Flow of gases and vapors through nozzles, reheat factor, calculate the main dimensions of nozzles, the critical value, the effect of backpressure. Theory 4 Real jet compressors, boundary layer theory. 5 The ideal degree of radial compressors, description, energy transformation, Euler's equation. 6 Actual degree of radial compressor rotor blade shapes and their influence on the construction of machines, efficiency, pompáž, with a diagram, the energy characteristics. 7 Axial vane compressors, basic characteristics, methods of solution, flow angles, the forces acting on the profile. 8 Ideal stage axial compressor, transition energies, Euler's equation, energy characteristics, velocity triangles. 9 The actual stage axial compressor, losses in energy transformation efficiency with the diagram, the energy characteristics. 10 Fans: axial shift with the degree R + S VS + R, counter-rotating rotors, radial, diagonal 11 Practical operation of compressor stations, measurement, humidity 12 Pumps: Theory. Geodetic height, head, manometric height, limit height of the suction pump. Transformation of energy. 13 Pumps: process measurement, the energy characteristics. Parallel and serial dynamic collaboration tools, working point. Control Performance.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2011/2012 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Exercises evaluation Credit 45  25
        Examination Examination 55  26
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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2011/2012 (N2301) Mechanical Engineering (2302T006) Energy Engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2011/2012 (N2301) Mechanical Engineering (2302T006) Energy Engineering K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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