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Module MW2119

This Module is offered by Chair of Turbomachinery and Flight Propulsion (Prof. Gümmer).

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Module version of SS 2020 (current)

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.

available module versions
SS 2020WS 2013/4SS 2013

Basic Information

MW2119 is a semester module in German language at Master’s level which is offered in summer semester.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Catalogue of non-physics elective courses
Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
150 h 45 h 5 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


Properties and classification of turbomachinery;
Thermo- and fluiddynamics;
Fundamental equations, dimensionless quantity;
Performance characteristics;
Velocity triangle;
Fundamentals of water turbines;
Fundamentals of gas turbines;
Fundamentals of steam turbines;
Fundamentals of turbocharger;
Fundamentals of fans and compressors;

Learning Outcome

After attending the module, the students are able to understand basic designs of fluid machinery as well as mode of operation and operating behavior in typical engineering applications. The process of energy conversion in both pumps/compressors and turbines kann be described and calculated mathematically.


Thermodynamik 1, Fluidmechanik 1

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

Learning and Teaching Methods

In the lecture, the taught matter is imparted in the form of lecturing, presentation and chalk board writing. Practical problems are calculated in examples. The students are provided with a sheet collection as well as several example problems. In the exercise course example problems are calculated. The teaching material as well as additional information is provided online. Individual help can be provided in the assistans office hour.


Lecture, presentation, chalkboard, tablet-pc and beamer, online lecture materials, demonstration material


Bohl: Strömungsmaschinen 1, Vogel Verlag
Sigloch - Strömungsmaschinen, Hanser Verlag
Traubel: Thermische Turbomaschinen - Thermodynamisch-strömungstechnische Berechnung, Springer Verlag

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

The imparted knowledge is tested in written (90 min) in the form of short questions (understanding) and applied examples (calculations).
Allowed aids: non-programmable calculator, formulary (will be handed out with exam).

Note in view of the limitations on university operations as a result of the CoViD19 pandemic: If the basic conditions (hygiene, physical distance rules, etc.) for a classroom-based examination cannot be met, the planned form of examination can be changed to a written or oral online examination in accordance with §13a APSO. The decision about this change will be announced as soon as possible, but at least 14 days before the date of the examination by the examiner after consultation with the board of examiners of the respective study program.

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.

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