In this paper the performance characteristics of turbocharger twin-entry radial inflow gas turbine with unsymmetrical volute and rotor tip diameter of 73.6 mm in steady state and under full and partial admission conditions are investigated. The employed method is based on one dimensional performance prediction which is developed for partial admission conditions. Furthermore this method is developed for unsymmetrical volute of the turbine considering flow specifications. Experimental investigation of the research carried out on special test facility under full and partial admission conditions for a wide range of speed. The comparison of experimental and modeling results shows good agreements. Interestingly, the turbine maximum efficiency occurs when the shroud side inlet mass flow is higher than that of hub side.
Experimental and Theoretical Investigation of Twin-Entry Radial Inflow Gas Turbine With Unsymmetrical Volute Under Full and Partial Admission Conditions
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Aghaali, H, & Hajilouy-Benisi, A. "Experimental and Theoretical Investigation of Twin-Entry Radial Inflow Gas Turbine With Unsymmetrical Volute Under Full and Partial Admission Conditions." Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo 2007: Power for Land, Sea, and Air. Volume 6: Turbo Expo 2007, Parts A and B. Montreal, Canada. May 14–17, 2007. pp. 1099-1107. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/GT2007-27807
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