The Use of Cascade Technology in Centrifugal Compressor Vaned Diffuser Design

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R. C. Pampreen

Aero/Thermo Engineering, AiResearch Manufacturing Company of Arizona, Phoenix, Ariz.

J. Eng. Power 94(3), 187-192 (Jul 01, 1972) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3445671 History: Received December 28, 1971; Online July 14, 2010


This paper highlights some results from experience with use of cascade technology in the design of diffusers for centrifugal compressors. The designs consisted of conformally transformed tandem blade-rows using 65-Series and double-circular-arc vane sections. Performance results are presented and comparisons to conventional diffuser data are made.

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