INITIAL STAGE SIZING
The initial meridional shapes and main dimensions for the compressor stage were produced by means of the 1-Dimensional sizing software TURBOdesign Pre. Real gas effects are modelled directly in TURBOdesign Pre, with gas property data included via .rgp files produced using NIST REFPROP data.
In our webinar, we show how using the different modules in TURBOdesign Suite you can design high efficiency compressors rapidly from scratch. We use an example of a small heat pump and show the following design process:
- Creation of real gas property tables (RGP) from REFPRO for the new refrigerant.
- Meanline design of the compressor by using TURBOdesign Pre and the RGP files.
- 3D design of the impeller by TURBOdesign1.
- Optimization of the impeller geometry for multiple operating points by TURBOdesign Optima.