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Performance of mixed-flow impeller, model MFI-1B, with diffuser vanes at equivalent impeller speeds from 1100 to 1700 feet per second

Description: Report presenting an investigation of the performance characteristics of a mixed-flow impeller (Model MFI-1B) in combination with a vaned diffuser. The results indicated that the peak pressure ratio and maximum efficiency were not being obtained at overdesign speeds because of premature surge. Increasing inlet angle at the leading edge of the vanes improved the pressure ratio and efficiency at overdesign speeds with little to no effect on underdesign speeds.
Date: June 16, 1954
Creator: Osborn, Walter M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Design and test of mixed-flow impellers 7: experimental results for parabolic-bladed impeller with alternate blades cut back to form splitter vanes

Description: Report presenting an experimental investigation of a modified parabolic-bladed centrifugal impeller that was altered by cutting back every other blade to form splitter vanes. It was investigated over a range of equivalent impeller tip speeds and a range of flow rates. Results regarding the overall performance characteristics, a comparison of the splitter vane impeller and the fully bladed impeller, the maximum weight flow, and static-pressure ratios are provided.
Date: March 16, 1956
Creator: Osborn, Walter M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Design and test of mixed-flow impellers 6: performance and parabolic-bladed impeller with shroud redesigned by rapid approximate method

Description: Report presenting a centrifugal impeller with a modified design procedure to reduce the velocity gradients existing along the hub from inlet to outlet. The modified impeller had better performance characteristics than the original at all speeds tested.
Date: September 7, 1955
Creator: Smith, Kenneth J. & Osborn, Walter M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Design and test of mixed-flow impellers 5: design procedure and performance results for two vaned diffusers tested with impeller model MFI-1B

Description: Report presenting the design procedure and experimental test results for a range of impeller speeds for two vaned diffusers of 24 and 40 vanes. Both sets of vanes were designed to give approximately the same prescribed velocity distribution on the vane surfaces and were tested with the same impeller. Results regarding overall performance and the total-pressure-loss coefficient for both vanes are provided.
Date: July 7, 1955
Creator: Hamrick, Joseph T. & Osborn, Walter M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Design and test of mixed-flow impellers 1: aerodynamic design procedure

Description: Report presenting the design of a mixed-flow impeller with special emphasis on the reduction or elimination of velocity deceleration along the wetted surfaces, especially the blade suction surface. With the use of a provisional hub-shroud profile, the blade shape at the blade mean height was determined from a prescribed velocity distribution.
Date: September 19, 1952
Creator: Osborn, Walter M. & Hamrick, Joseph T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Method of analysis for compressible flow through mixed-flow centrifugal impellers of arbitrary design

Description: From Summary: "A method is presented for analysis of the compressible flow between the hub and the shroud of mixed-flow impellers of arbitrary design. Axial symmetry was assumed, but the forces in the meridional (hub to shroud) plane, which are derived from tangential pressure gradients, were taken into account. The method was applied to an experimental mixed-flow impeller."
Date: August 1950
Creator: Hamrick, Joseph T.; Ginsburg, Ambrose & Osborn, Walter M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Method of analysis for compressible flow through mixed-flow centrifugal impellers of arbitrary design

Description: A method is presented for analysis of the compressible flow between the hub and the shroud of mixed-flow impellers of arbitrary design. Axial symmetry was assumed, but the forces in the meridional (hub to shroud) plane, which are derived from tangential pressure gradients, were taken into account. The method was applied to an experimental mixed-flow impeller. The analysis of the flow in the meridional plane of the impeller showed that the rotational forces, the blade curvature, and the hub-shroud profile can introduce severe velocity gradients along the hub and the shroud surfaces. Choked flow at the impeller inlet as determined by the analysis was verified by experimental results.
Date: April 13, 1950
Creator: Hamrick, Joseph T.; Ginsburg, Ambrose & Osborn, Walter M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Design and test of mixed-flow impellers 3: design and experimental results for impeller model MFI-2A and comparison with impeller model MFI-1A

Description: A mixed-flow impeller was designed to give a prescribed blade-surface velocity distribution at mean blade height for a given hub-shroud profile. The blade shape at mean blade height, which was produced by the prescribed velocity distribution, was extended by means of radial lines to form the composite blade shape from hub to shroud. The resulting blade was relatively thick; therefore, it was necessary to retain the inverse blade taper which resulted from extension of the radial lines in order to prevent merging or near merging of the separate blades near the hub. For the first test version of the impeller, designated the MFI-2A, the blade height was arbitrarily made greater than that for the basic impeller (the MFI-2) to allow for viscous effects.
Date: March 10, 1953
Creator: Hamrick, Joseph T.; Osborn, Walter M. & Beede, William L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An experimental investigation of secondary flow in an accelerating, rectangular elbow with 90 degrees of turning

Description: Report presenting secondary flow tests on an accelerating elbow with 90 degrees of turning designed for prescribed velocities that eliminate boundary-layer separation by avoiding local decelerations along the walls. Secondary flows were investigated for six boundary-layer thicknesses generated on the plane walls of the elbow by upstream spoilers. Results regarding the downstream total-pressure distribution and spanwise wall-static-pressure distributions are provided.
Date: October 1953
Creator: Stanitz, John D.; Osborn, Walter M. & Mizisin, John
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Performance of J33-A-27 Turbojet-Engine Compressor 1: Over-all performance characteristics at equivalent impeller speeds from 6100 to 11,800 rpm

Description: The J33-A-27 compressor was operated at an inlet pressure of 14 inches of mercury absolute and ambient inlet temperature over a range of equivalent impeller speeds from 6100 to 11,800 rpm. At the design equivalent speed of 11,800 rpm, the J33-A-27 compressor had a peak pressure ratio of 4.40 at an equivalent weight flow of 105.7 pounds per second and a peak adiabatic temperature-rise efficiency of 0.745. The maximum equivalent weight flow at design speed was 113.5 pounds per second.
Date: July 11, 1949
Creator: Kovach, Karl & Osborn, Walter M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Design and test of mixed-flow impellers 8: comparison of experimental results for three impellers with shroud redesigned by rapid approximate method

Description: Report presenting a comparison of three centrifugal impellers with parabolic, circular, and skewed-parabolic blading that were modified using a recently developed design procedure to reduce velocity gradients along the hub from inlet to outlet. All of the original dimensions except for the shroud contours were retained. Results regarding a comparison of the original and modified parabolic-bladed, circular-bladed, and skewed-parabolic bladed impeller are provided.
Date: February 27, 1957
Creator: Osborn, Walter M.; Smith, Kenneth J. & Hamrick, Joseph T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department