Theoretical and experimental analysis of one-dimensional compressible flow in a rotating radial-inlet impeller channel

Seymour Lieblein
naca-tn-2691
Apr 1952


An analysis of the one-dimensional compressible flow in a rotating radial-plane impeller channel was conducted in order to provide an insight into the characteristics of the passage mean flow under the influence of centrifugal forces and losses. From a theoretical investigation of the flow in an illustrative impeller channel with convergent-divergent area variation, the behavior of the flow along the channel was found to be generally similar in trend to the flow in a stationary convergent-divergent nozzle.

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