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 OJFD  Vol.7 No.4 , December 2017
Study on Performance Evaluation of Small Axial Fan
Abstract:
In order to establish the design methodology of a small axial fan, the axial fan with impeller diameter of 36 mm was designed, manufactured and tested. Especially, in order to investigate the influence of difference in blade cord length and blade thickness on performance characteristics, the performance characteristics obtained by the designed axial fans with difference blade shapes were examined. Also, by using CFD, the same flow field as the experiment was visualized. It was found that the lift of the blade was increased and the performance was improved in high flow rate region by thinning of the blade thickness and by extending the blade chord length.
Cite this paper: Hirano, T. , Takahashi, K. and Minorikawa, G. (2017) Study on Performance Evaluation of Small Axial Fan. Open Journal of Fluid Dynamics, 7, 546-556. doi: 10.4236/ojfd.2017.74037.
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