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Flow Coefficient and Work Coefficient

Flow Coefficient and Work Coefficient

By Mark R. Anderson
Mar 22, 2018

Two often used quantities to characterize turbomachinery are flow coefficient and work coefficient.  The two are generally represented as Φ for flow coefficient and φ for work coefficient.  The...

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What is a Consortium, and Why Would You Join One?

What is a Consortium, and Why Would You Join One?

By Dr. David Schowalter
Mar 16, 2018

Merriam-Webster’s definition is, “an agreement, combination, or group (as of companies) formed to undertake an enterprise beyond the resources of any one member.”  The word is Latin, derived from...

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Reaction Versus Impulse Type Turbomachinery

Reaction Versus Impulse Type Turbomachinery

By Mark R. Anderson
Mar 8, 2018

The universe of turbomachinery consists of many different design concepts that are radically different from one another. Each class of machine has a particular flow and power range that is best...

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The (Contemporary) Art of Engineering

The (Contemporary) Art of Engineering

By Francis A. Di Bella, P.E.
Mar 2, 2018

Boston, MA is known as a walkable city. Boston’s downtown area is very small, relative to those in other cities. However, the walkable size provides you with a special opportunity to explore the many...

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