Aerodynamics of a Transonic Centrifugal Compressor Impeller

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Seiichi Ibaraki, Tetsuya Matsuo, Hiroshi Kuma, Kunio Sumida, Toru Suita

Nagasaki R&D Center, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Nagasaki, 851-0392, Japan

J. Turbomach 125(2), 346-351 (Apr 23, 2003) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1540117 History: Received January 25, 2002; Online April 23, 2003
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Cross section of test compressor
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Meridional view of test impeller showing measurement locations
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Compressor stage characteristics
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Comparison of isentropic Mach number distribution of casing surface
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Comparison of meridional velocity distribution at five sections
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Comparison of pitchwise relative velocity distribution at four stations
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Vortex cores colored with normalized helicity distribution
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Vortex cores and tip leakage flow with stagnation pressure distributions



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