Title: The Flow Analysis and Performance Improvement of the Flow Return System in High Pressure Fans
Authors: Yen, Hung-Cheng
Cheng, Yung Jen
Huang, Jeng-Min
Lu, Chi-Wen
Tsai, Yeah-Hann
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Keywords: High pressure fan;flow return system;drag coefficients;performance improvement;CFD
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2012
Abstract: This study numerically investigated the flow return system performances of two-stage high pressure fans. The parameters include inflow angle, length, exit width of vaneless diffuser and the blade number of deswirl vane. This study used the tested impeller to verify the accuracy of numerical calculations, with good consistency. The analytic results showed that the overall pressure loss of impeller and flow return system is effectively reduced when the inflow angle of vaneless diffuser is 15 degrees and tangential to wheel velocity ratio is 0.46. A vaneless diffuser was required and its length referred to the maximum outer diameter of the volute casing. The performance of a contracted-wall vaneless diffuser was not improved over that of a parallel-wall one. The suggested number of blades in a deswirl vane was 12. The downstream affects the upstream in several areas inside the flow return system, thus, the flow return system must be calculated integrally.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/tjj-2012-0008
ISSN: 0334-0082
DOI: 10.1515/tjj-2012-0008
Volume: 29
Issue: 4
Begin Page: 223
End Page: 233
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