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Detailed Design and Aerodynamic Performance Analysis of a Radial-Inflow Turbine

Noughabi, Amir Karimi and Sammak, Shervin (2018) Detailed Design and Aerodynamic Performance Analysis of a Radial-Inflow Turbine. Applied Sciences, 8 (11). p. 2207. ISSN 2076-3417

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Radial-inflow turbines (RI turbines) are critical components of air cycle machines (ACM), utilized in environment conditioning systems (ECS). In this work, a process is presented for the full design of a radial-inflow turbine, including volute, nozzle blade row and rotor blade row. The preliminary and detailed aerodynamic design approaches are explained in detail. A mean-line (1D) analysis method coupled with the preliminary design is employed to evaluate the aerodynamic performance of the RI turbine. Then, ANSYS CFX is used to perform unsteady 3D simulations of the designed RI turbine at design and off-design conditions to predict the aerodynamic performance of the turbine for future optimization.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
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Noughabi, Amir Karimi
Date: 8 November 2018
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Applied Sciences
Volume: 8
Number: 11
Publisher: MDPI AG
Page Range: p. 2207
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.3390/app8112207
Schools and Programs: Swanson School of Engineering > Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: radial-inflow turbine, preliminary aerodynamic design, detailed aerodynamic design, mean-line analysis and 3D CFD simulation
ISSN: 2076-3417
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Article Type: Research Article
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2021 18:36
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2021 18:36


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