This article describes an investigation of the unsteady behavior of turbocharger turbines by one-dimensional modeling and experimental analysis. A one-dimensional model has been developed to predict the performance of a vaneless radial-inflow turbine submitted to unsteady flow conditions. Different from other approaches proposed in the literature, the turbine has been simulated by separating the effects of casing and rotor on the unsteady flow and by modeling the multiple rotor entries from the volute. This is a simple and effective way to represent the turbine volute by a network of one-dimensional pipes, in order to capture the mass storage effect due to the system volume, as well as the circumferential variation of fluid dynamic conditions along the volute, responsible for variable admittance of mass into the rotor through blade passages. The method developed is described, and the accuracy of the one-dimensional model is shown by comparing predicted results with measured data, achieved on a test rig dedicated to the investigation of automotive turbochargers. The validation of the code is presented and an analysis of the flow unsteadiness, based on a variety of parameters, is proposed.
|Titolo:||A detailed one-dimensional model to predict the unsteady behavior of turbocharger turbines for internal combustion engine applications|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.1 Articolo in Rivista|