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Transient performance of the mixed flow and radial flow variable geometry turbines for an automotive turbocharger
Published in SAGE Publications
Abstract

In our previous paper, the steady-state test results of a mixed flow turbine with variable nozzle vanes for a turbocharger are reported. In this paper, the transient response of the same mixed flow turbine along with that of a similarly sized radial flow turbine is presented. The turbine size is suitable for handling the flow capacity of the diesel engines with swept volume up to 1.5 L. The previous experimental test set up is modified by adding a quick-release valve – actuation system before the turbine inlet to obtain a transient response. The radial and mixed flow turbines are tested for different turbine inlet pressures and for various opening positions of the nozzle vanes while matching the turbine mass flow parameters between radial and mixed flow turbines. Typically at nozzle vane openings corresponding to 50% mass flow parameter and 1.5 bar (abs) pressure at the inlet to the turbine, the transient response time for the turbine with mixed flow variable nozzle vanes configuration is about 0.770 s, as compared to 0.858 s for the turbine with radial flow variable nozzle vanes configuration.

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JournalData powered by TypesetProceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science
PublisherData powered by TypesetSAGE Publications
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