Developments in Turbomachinery Flow: Forward Curved Centrifugal Fans explores the forward curved squirrel cage fan as an excellent instrument for fluid mechanics research in turbomachines.
The book explores phenomena such as jet/wake interaction, circulation, separation and noise in turbomachines, also addressing the characteristics that are specific to this fan and applications in other centrifugal turbomachines.
Chapters begin with a general introduction that includes research techniques and a survey of older research, and then proceed into a detailed description of improvements for different parts of the fan, including the inlet, the rotor and the volute. Final sections include a comprehensive discussion on geometrical modifications that could improve performance without impacting cost.
- Explores how forward curved centrifugal fans have wide industrial application
- Discusses the strong trade-off between fan aerodynamics and construction cost
- Provides a wide selection of optimums for geometrical configuration
- Introduces new geometries that can improve performance and reduce noise for the same construction cost
- Presents fluid phenomena as a potential research field for this fan
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About the Author
Ghasem Akbari is an instructor in the Department of Industrial and Mechanical Engineering, Qazvin Branch, Islamic Azad University, Qazvin, Iran
PhD candidate, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
Table of ContentsGeneral introduction of squirrel cage fan
The rotor-volute interface
Flow field study based on non-intrusive measurements