E3S Web Conf.
Volume 124, 2019International Scientific and Technical Conference Smart Energy Systems 2019 (SES-2019)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Energy Systems and Complexes|
|Published online||25 October 2019|
Centrifugal compressor impeller loading factor analysis
Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Saint Petersburg, Russia
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
The loading factor performance modelling is an important part of centrifugal compressor performance calculation. The presented information on model stages’ test data confirms the fact that the loading factor versus flow coefficient at an impeller exit is a linear function independent of Mach number (subsonic flow). The test data and the design characteristics of the series of 10 model stages are compared with the calculation of an inviscid flow and with calculations done using the NUMECA software. Math models offered by the authors, and inviscid calculations solve the problem of a primary design. The CFD-calculation for final solution is non-satisfactory. If the loading factor is calculated by total temperature difference and flow coefficient is calculated by a continuity equation, the performance is not quite linear and lies much higher. For the considered stages CFD-calculation inaccuracy is + (0,06 … 0,12). CFD-calculated flow coefficient is inside 0,96 … 0,98 of the measured and of the calculated by the Math model.
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