Investigation of the Prediction of Losses in Radial Vaneless Diffusers PUBLIC ACCESS

[+] Author Affiliations
Huashu Dou

Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing, P. R. China

Paper No. 91-GT-323, pp. V001T01A097; 7 pages
  • ASME 1991 International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 1: Turbomachinery
  • Orlando, Florida, USA, June 3–6, 1991
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-7898-9
  • Copyright © 1991 by ASME


The non-dimensional width B and the inlet flow angle αi are the important parameters influencing the losses and the stability of radial vaneless diffusers. Their effects on diffuser losses are analyzed in this paper. The portions of the various flow losses change with the variation of non-dimensional width parameter B and flow angle αi. In a diffuser with small width B, the loss is primarily due to wall friction loss. In a diffuser with large B, the wall friction loss becomes a small part of the total loss, especially when αi is large. Comparison with experimental data shows that it is better to calculate the performance parameters of radial vaneless diffusers by using Dou’s method than by Senoo’s method in the design of centrifugal compressors. Senoo’s method is found to be only suitable for the conditions of small B values because it calculates simply the wall friction loss and the secondary flow loss and neglects diffusion loss.

Copyright © 1991 by ASME
This article is only available in the PDF format.



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