An integrated CFD and experimental study of the in-line fan

Hung Cheng Yen, Wen-Syang Hsu, Yung Jen Cheng, Sheam Chyun Lin, Yu Chuan Wu

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Abstract

This study analyzes the flow flied and the guide vane associated with an in-line fan by an integrated numerical and experimental investigation. At first, the flow field associated with the fan is simulated by using a commercial CFD code Fluent with the finite volume method. In addition, the guiding vane profile is imposed and modified by examining characteristics of flow field. An appropriate guiding vane with high-performance and low-noise feature can be achieved after several design iterations. To manufacture the mock-up for experimental verification, the designed fan is expressed in the CAD/CAM format for the rapid-prototype technique. Moreover, a set of relations correlating the performance and noise of this fan prototype are executed with the aids of AMCA test chamber and semi-anechoic chamber, respectively. Consequently, the feasibility of design scheme and numerical system can be verified according to these experimental results. In summary, this work provides a systematic scheme for designing and analyzing the in-line fan.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplied Science and Precision Engineering Innovation
Pages401-405
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014
EventInternational Applied Science and Precision Engineering Conference 2013, ASPEC 2013 - NanTou, Taiwan
Duration: 18 Oct 201322 Oct 2013

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
Volume479-480
ISSN (Print)1660-9336
ISSN (Electronic)1662-7482

Conference

ConferenceInternational Applied Science and Precision Engineering Conference 2013, ASPEC 2013
CountryTaiwan
CityNanTou
Period18/10/1322/10/13

Keywords

  • AMCA test chamber
  • CFD
  • Guiding vane
  • In-line fan
  • Rapid prototype

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    Yen, H. C., Hsu, W-S., Cheng, Y. J., Lin, S. C., & Wu, Y. C. (2014). An integrated CFD and experimental study of the in-line fan. In Applied Science and Precision Engineering Innovation (pp. 401-405). (Applied Mechanics and Materials; Vol. 479-480). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.479-480.401