Studies on Performance and Internal Flow of U-Shaped and Snake-Shaped Bend Diffusers: 2nd Report

[+] Author and Article Information
Yukimaru Shimizu, Makoto Nagafusa, Koichi Sugino

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Mie University, Kamihama-cho, Tsu-shi, Mie-ken, Japan 514

Takashi Kubota

Fuji Electric Co., Tanabeshinden, Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa-ken, Japan 210

J. Fluids Eng 108(3), 297-303 (Sep 01, 1986) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3242577 History: Received April 12, 1985; Online October 26, 2009


This paper describes the relation between bend diffuser characteristics and internal flow. Diffusers were bent into U and snake shapes within the limitation of a single plane. In these experiments, area ratio, divergent angle and curvature radius ratio of bend elements were varied. Five types of inlet velocity profiles also were used, and their effects on diffuser performance and internal flow were investigated in detail. The following is a report on the fruitful and interesting results we have obtained.

Copyright © 1986 by ASME
Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.





Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related Journal Articles
Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In