Pumps and Compressors

Contact

Name

Niklas Mirsch

Lecture

Phone

work
+49 241 80 48051

Email

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Period

The lecture and the exercises take place in the summer semester.

 

Consultation-hour

Consultation-hours by appointment. Please contact us.

 

Content

The lecture covers the fundamentals of fluid transportation using suitable examples. A main focus of the lecture lies on the classification of the versatile reciprocating engines regarding their design features like the type of piston travel, the piston guide, the volume change of the workspace or the control of the workspace openings. Besides a historical review there are also going to be numerous execution examples of present-day reciprocating engines.

Furthermore the calculation of the drive capacity as well as the output of the particular compressor type is executed on a thermodynamic basis. The observation of the energy balance shows the magnitude of the occurring loss portion. The last part of the lecture focuses on the static and dynamic calculation of pumps which contrary to compressors are able to convey fluid matter.

 

Topics

The following topics are dealt with:

  • Basic Output Principles
  • Classification of Pumps and Compressors according to Design Features
  • Calculation of Compressors
  • Regulation of Compressors
  • Calculation of Piston Pumps
 

Teaching and learning portal

Complementary lecture and exercise documents as well as older exams for exam preparation can be found at RWTHmoodle.

Complementary documents are also available at RWTHonline.

 

Exam

Please keep further notices on the exam in mind.

 

Lecturer

  Name Contact
Mitarbeiter
Honorarprofessor
Dr.-Ing.
Klaus Hoff
Tel.: +49 2451 48161
Fax: +49 2451 481400
 
Professional experience Demag ( heute Siemens) Development Engineer - Single-shaft centrifugal compressors 5 years
NEUMANN & ESSER Technical Manager - Piston compressors and grinding plants 18 years
Hofer (NEA GROUP) Managing Director - Diaphragm and piston compressors 3 years
Current position NEUMANN & ESSER Technical Manager - Compressors since 3 years