361-0507/06 – 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 languageEnglish
Year of introduction2017/2018Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesUSP, FSIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
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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

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

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 Schichtův and Eckův. 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

Full-time form (validity from: 2018/2019 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 35  16
        Examination Examination 65  35 3
Mandatory attendence participation: 80% active participation in seminars

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Assessment of instruction

2018/2019 Summer