Volume 5, Issue 1, March 2019, Page: 1-9
The Development of an Integrally Geared Centrifugal Compressor
Cheng Xu, Department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Central South University of Forestry and Technology, Changsha, China; Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA
Hanqian Yang, Department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Central South University of Forestry and Technology, Changsha, China
Yandan Jiang, Department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Central South University of Forestry and Technology, Changsha, China
Zhongwei Yi, Department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Central South University of Forestry and Technology, Changsha, China
Received: Sep. 26, 2018;       Accepted: Apr. 8, 2019;       Published: May 23, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijfmts.20190501.11      View  240      Downloads  43
Abstract
Integrally geared centrifugal compressors have been widely used in industry especially. Reliable design, good performance, low noise, no resonant frequencies in the operating range and cost effective machining and casting parts are the goals of the design. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) tools have been widely used to optimize the impeller, diffuser and volute designs. Many design considerations are useful for compressor preliminary parameter selections and compressor package designs. In this paper, the detailed development and design of a integrally geared centrifugal compressor are discussed. Some initial design considerations for compressor configureuration, power distribution for each stage, and possible field application issues are discussed in details. The aerodynamic and structural optimization using CFD and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) are performed to obtain a high efficiency and wide operating range compressor with robust operation. The new compressor development process addressed in this paper provides the basic design guidance for future new integrally geared compressor development.
Keywords
Centrifugal Compressor, Compressor Design Consideration, CFD
To cite this article
Cheng Xu, Hanqian Yang, Yandan Jiang, Zhongwei Yi, The Development of an Integrally Geared Centrifugal Compressor, International Journal of Fluid Mechanics & Thermal Sciences. Vol. 5, No. 1, 2019, pp. 1-9. doi: 10.11648/j.ijfmts.20190501.11
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