Measured Passage Velocities in a Radial Impeller With Shrouded and Unshrouded Configurations

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J. H. G. Howard, C. W. Kittmer

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

J. Eng. Power 97(2), 207-212 (Apr 01, 1975) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3445963 History: Received November 27, 1973; Online July 14, 2010


The velocity field was measured in a rotating passage of a radial impeller with backward curved blades. Two versions were tested, one with an attached rotating shroud and the other with clearance between the blades and a stationary shroud surface. The distribution of velocity in the passage direction was similar in the two versions, but the pattern of cross-passage velocity in the unshrouded impeller configuration was altered strongly by the tip leakage flow entering the passage.

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