Flow Field in the Centrifugal Compressor of a Turbocharger

In this example numerical calculations are carried out to capture the three-dimensional viscous flow field in the centrifugal compressor of a Turbocharger.

Figure shows the pressure distribution at midspan of two blade passages of the impeller of the compressor.

We can readily accomplish such calculations and determine the pressure distribution at the blade profiles of Turbomachinery. It is also possible to determine the characteristic diagram using numerical simulations.