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Seung Yi August 22, 2000 13:07

conical diffuser design
 
I need help finding resources on the Web with regards to conical diffuser design. I am trying to find the optimum geometry for a conical diffuser for an incompressible fluid.(water)


John C. Chien August 22, 2000 13:29

Re: conical diffuser design
 
(1). The optimum half angle of a conical diffuser is around 8~10 degree. But you still have to worry about the area ratio. (2). Researchers at the Stanford University have done some systematic studies , and there is also a fairly standard diffuser map available.(which show you the various flow domain as a function of the geometry parameters) You can also check the ASME/ Journal of Fluid Engineering.


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