A Two-Dimensional Flow Analysis Model for Designing a Nozzle-less Volute Casing for Radial Flow Gas Turbines

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H. O. Owarish

RAM Research and Engineering, Ltd., The Lord Rank Research Centre

M. Ilyas, F. S. Bhinder

School of Engineering, Hatfield Polytechnic, Hatfield, Hertsfordshire, United Kingdom

J. Turbomach 114(2), 402-410 (Apr 01, 1992) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2929158 History: Received March 04, 1991; Online June 09, 2008


This paper describes a two-dimensional model for flow analysis and design of a single entry nozzle-less volute casing for inward flow radial turbines. The model takes into account the cross-sectional shape of the casing by dividing it into a number of segments, which are further subdivided into control volumes. Changes in flow properties are calculated by considering the changes in momenta of fluid in the tangential and radial directions across each control volume. The model has been computerized using Fortran 77 for the IBM AT or 100 percent compatible microcomputers.

Copyright © 1992 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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