Fluid mechanics - ever heard of it? Fluid mechanicsalso fluid dynamics are part of physics and deal with the laws of all flowing substances, i.e. liquids and gases. The air that surrounds us, the water of the seas, the blood in our bodies. All of this is unthinkable without fluid mechanics. From these examples it is clear that bodies can be flowed around (e.g. in aerodynamics) or through (e.g. in pipes).
Turbomachinery, in turn, form a subfield of fluid mechanics. Within these hydraulic powerPhydr = volumeflow ∙ pressure difference is converted into mechanical powerPmech = torque ∙ angular speed and vice versa. Energy can be added to fluids (e.g. to pump water through a hose), by means of pumps, fans or compressors (see adjacent pic). On the other hand gas, water or wind turbines are used to extract energy from the fluid (e.g. to generate electricity by means of generators within power plants). The quality of the energy conversion is defined as efficiencyη(greek: eta) = Phydr / Pmech (e.g. for pumps). This value is usually given in % and the higher it is, less losses occur in the machine.
You will find fluid mechanics and turbomachinery in all areas of daily life.
This can be seen from some examples below.
Depending on how many aspects you look at, these scopes merge into each other, since machines / devices usually consist of several assemblies / parts:
You see, you come into contact with fluid mechanics on a daily basis. And now you know at the latest that „flow“ mechanics does not deal with (flowing) electricity… In any case not directly.
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