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Diagonal or Mixed Flow Compressors

  1. Aug 31, 2007 #1
    Tell me all about Diagonal or Mixed Flow Fans and Compressors

    Are they more efficient than an axial fan with a 90 degree elbow discharge and stator vanes to straighten the flow?

    How do the pressure recovery losses compare? My meaning here is which fan (Diagonal or Axial) has a superior ability to draw air into it's self? This condition may be found in serpentine or convoluted ducted air intakes found in scaled RC aircraft.

    http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Jet_Propulsion/Compressors

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diagonal_or_mixed-flow_compressor
    Real Life Example:
    http://www.jinzhoufan.com/doce/index02.htm
    XLT2 Diagonal-Flow Fire-Protection Fan
    http://www.arrow.net.bz/aws/resource_mag/august_2004/engineering/ebm.html
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