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Centrifugal Compressors: A Strategy for Aerodynamic Design and Analysis

Centrifugal Compressors: A Strategy for Aerodynamic Design and Analysis

by Ronald H. Aungier


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While several books are available that provide a general overview of centrifugal compressor aerodynamic technology, this book is unique in that it fully describes a working design and analysis system with all of the interacting procedures, design guidelines, and decision processes required.

This book describes the author's own centrifugal compressor aerodynamic design and analysis system, and the strategy he uses while applying it. He provides a description sufficiently complete that both new and experienced compressor aerodynamicists will fully understand the methods used. This includes the basic thermodynamic and fluid dynamic principles, empirical models, and key numerical methods, which form the basis of these design and analysis methods.

This book provides a comprehensive aerodynamic design and analysis system for centrifugal compressors that has produced significant performance improvements in recent years. It uses practical and efficient methodology and requires minimal resources for its implementation. A personal computer of modest capability is adequate for implementing and using all of the procedures described in this book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780791800935
Publisher: ASME Press
Publication date: 04/08/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 330
Sales rank: 1,187,572
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

1.1The Centrifugal Compressor Stage2
1.2Dimensionless Parameters5
1.3Performance Characteristics9
1.5Units and Conventions11
2.1Fundamental Laws of Thermodynamics14
2.2Head and Efficiency16
2.3The Gas Equation of State19
2.4Thermally Perfect Gases: The Caloric Equation of State20
2.5The Thermal Equation of State for Real Gases21
2.6Thermodynamic Properties of Real Gases24
2.7Thermally and Calorically Perfect Gases25
2.8Perfect Gas Models Applied to Real Gases26
2.9Component Performance and Losses27
2.10Approximate Liquid and Two-Phase Flow Models30
2.11Equilibrium Flash or Liquid Knockout Calculations31
3.Fluid Mechanics35
3.1Flow in a Rotating Coordinate System37
3.2Governing Equations for Adiabatic Inviscid Compressible Flow39
3.3Adiabatic Inviscid Compressible Flow Analysis42
3.4Boundary Layer Analysis43
3.5Vector Operators48
4.The Impeller Work Input51
4.1The Slip Factor54
4.2The Impeller Distortion Factor57
4.3Clearance Gap Flows58
4.4Windage and Disk Friction Work60
4.5Leakage Work62
4.6Recirculation Work66
5.One-Dimensional Aerodynamic Performance Analysis69
5.1One-Dimensional Flow Analysis73
5.2Inlet Guide Vane Performance76
5.3Impeller Performance79
5.4Vaneless Annular Passage Performance85
5.5Vaned Diffuser Performance88
5.6Return Channel Performance95
5.7Volute and Collector Performance99
5.8Overall Stage Predictions101
5.9Multistage Compressor Analysis104
6.Preliminary Aerodynamic Design and Component Sizing109
6.1The Preliminary Design Strategy111
6.2Simple Performance Correlations114
6.3Component Matching115
6.4A Computerized Preliminary Design System117
6.5Impeller Sizing118
6.6Vaneless Diffuser Sizing121
6.7Vaned Diffuser Sizing122
6.8Return System Sizing123
6.9Volute Sizing125
6.10Implementation of the Design System125
7.General Gas Path and Impeller Design129
7.1The General Gas Path Design Strategy130
7.2Useful Curve Forms for Gas Path Design133
7.3End-Wall and Quasi-Normal Construction141
7.4Blade Mean Line Construction143
7.5Blade Surface Construction145
7.6Blade Passage Throat Area147
7.7The Blade Leading Edge148
7.8A Computerized Gas Path Design System149
7.9Impeller Detailed Design151
8.Vaneless Diffuser Design159
8.1Geometric Construction160
8.2The Design Procedure161
8.3Rotating Stall Considerations165
9.Vaned Diffuser Design167
9.1Vaned Diffuser Performance Parameters170
9.2Design Criteria171
9.3Vaned Diffuser Stall174
9.4Vaned Diffuser Inlet Design177
9.5Vaned Diffuser Sizing178
9.6Vane Design180
9.7Analysis of the Design182
9.8A Computerized Design System184
10.Return System Design187
10.1Return System Gas Path Construction188
10.2Return Channel Vane Construction191
10.3A Computerized Interactive Design System192
10.4Return System Design Recommendations193
11.Volute Design195
11.1Geometrical Construction196
11.2Fundamental Design Concepts199
11.3Aerodynamic Design Considerations200
12.Quasi-Three-Dimensional Flow Analysis205
12.1Fluid Dynamics Models207
12.2Gas Path Geometry209
12.3The Hub-to-Shroud Flow Governing Equations211
12.4Conservation of Mass and Momentum211
12.5Repositioning Stream Surfaces214
12.6The First Iteration215
12.7Choked Flow216
12.8The Blade-to-Blade Flow Governing Equations216
12.9Linearized Blade-to-Blade Flow220
12.10Numerical Solution for the Stream Function222
12.11Iteration for Gas Density225
12.12Quasi-Three-Dimensional Flow226
13.Potential Flow Analysis in the Blade-to-Blade Plane231
13.1Definition of the Problem233
13.2The Stream Function Solution237
13.3The Gas Density Solution244
13.4Some Useful Features247
13.5Typical Results249
14.Time-Marching Analysis of the Blade-to-Blade Plane Flow251
14.1Definition of the Problem254
14.2Boundary Conditions257
14.3Fundamental Concepts in Numerical Stability261
14.4Numerical Stability for the Blade-to-Blade Flow Application264
14.5The Solution Procedure267
14.6Typical Results268
15.Boundary Layer Analysis271
15.1Two-Dimensional Laminar Boundary Layer Analysis273
15.2Two-Dimensional Turbulent Boundary Layer Analysis276
15.3Blade Passage Profile Losses279
15.4End-Wall Turbulent Boundary Layer Analysis279
Answers to Exercises293
About the Author309

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