Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Small Two-Stage Centrifugal Blowers

[+] Author Affiliations
Shigehisa Funabashi, Takeshi Honda, Nobuyuki Isoshima, Yoshihiro Takada, Masayuki Suganami, Yasuyuki Nakano

Hitachi, Ltd.

Paper No. IMECE2005-82181, pp. 679-684; 6 pages
  • ASME 2005 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Fluids Engineering
  • Orlando, Florida, USA, November 5 – 11, 2005
  • Conference Sponsors: Fluids Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4219-3 | eISBN: 0-7918-3769-6
  • Copyright © 2005 by ASME


We surveyed small two-stage centrifugal blowers, specifically their static parts and silencers. One of their features was a simple diffuser without a division plate between two centrifugal impellers instead of the normal return channel. Variety chord return vanes that gradually shorten along airflow passes are efficient for our characteristic diffuser channel. Diffuser vanes are efficient for increasing the pressure of a blower only behind the first impeller. If they are behind the second impeller, they cause the pressure of the blower to fall. We designed an original suction-side silencer with channels of two different lengths. The difference in the lengths was aligned to a half wavelength of the main noise, specifically the blade passage frequency noise. With our silencer, sound waves of different phases canceled each other out at the inlet of the blower. As a result, the noise of the blowers was reduced to 18 dB.

Copyright © 2005 by ASME



Interactive Graphics


Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In