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Centrifugal Compressor Design Options for Small Turbochargers
Published November 03, 1998 by Institution of Mechanical Engineers in United Kingdom
Evolutionary development of the small turbocharger centrifugal compressor over the past four decades has resulted in a finely honed turbomachinery component satisfying both thermodynamic and economic constraints. At this penultimate stage of development an appraisal was considered timely of the remaining design options that exist to enhance the performance characteristics and cost reduction features.
This paper presents the results of an analytical study on various small centrifugal compressor design options, assessed in merit of both aerodynamic and manufacturing cost attributes, together with recommendations for future research avenues.