Theoretical evaluation of flow through centrifugal compressor stage

Ramamurthy, S and Rajendran, R and Dileep Kumar, RS (2008) Theoretical evaluation of flow through centrifugal compressor stage. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Aerospace Science and Technology (INCAST 2008-001), 26-28 Jun 2008, Bangalore, India.

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In this paper a three dimensional viscous flow field in a Centrifugal Impeller with backswept and lean has been numerically analyzed using a commercial code (FLUENT) to understand the physics of complex real flow phenomena. The study was taken to investigate the flow interaction13; between impeller and vane diffuser for three different setting angles. It was shown at design point the13; flow at the exit of the impeller is uniform and the classical jet wake pattern is absent. At the intermediate13; plane between impeller inlet and exit and within vane diffuser channel the flow behaves like a potential13; flow. The stage analysis carried out using mixing plane formulation for three diffuser settings provided13; the optimum diffuser setting angle for maximum stage efficiency.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to National Aerospace Laboratories
Uncontrolled Keywords: Centrifugal compressor stage;Centrifugal impeller
Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aeronautics (General)
Depositing User: Ms. Alphones Mary
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2009
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2010 08:45

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