Lennox, Richard (2008) CFD investigation of the aerodynamic performance of a single-stage and a two-stage centrifugal fan. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.Due to Embargo and/or Third Party Copyright restrictions, this thesis is not available in this service.
An extensive CFD study of backward-curved centrifugal fans, manufactured by Howden, is undertaken using the commercial solver FLUENT and its associated pre-processor GAMBIT. Initially, a single-stage fan is analysed... The solution methods are used to lay the foundation for the CFD analysis of a two-stage, series-coupled assembly, connected by a cross-over duct. Modifications are applied to the intermediate geometry... A range of damper settings are applied to the inlet louver dampers of the single-stage and the two-stage model to analyse the part-load performance of the fans. Finally, a preliminary transient analysis is conducted on a single-stage model.
|Item Type:||Thesis (PhD)|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics|
|Colleges/Schools:||College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering|
|Supervisor's Name:||Paul, Dr. Manosh|
|Date of Award:||2008|
|Embargo Date:||26 August 2011|
|Depositing User:||Mr Richard Lennox|
|Copyright:||Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.|
|Date Deposited:||16 Dec 2009|
|Last Modified:||10 Dec 2012 13:18|
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