Design and prototyping of micro centrifugal compressor

Shimpei Mizuki*, Naoki Yamaguchi, Gaku Minorikawa, Yuichiro Asaga, Toshiyuki Hirano, Yutaka Ohta, Eisuke Outa

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In order to establish the design methodolog of ultra micro centrifugal compressor, which is the most important component of ultra micro gas turbine unit, a 10 times of the final target size model was designed, prototyped and tested. The problems to be solved for downsizing were examined and 2-dimensional impeller was chosen as the first model due to its productivity. The conventional ID prediction method, CFD and the inverse design were attempted. The prototyped compressor was driven by using a turbocharger and the performance characteristics were measured.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-37
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Thermal Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2003


  • 2-dimensional impeller
  • Centrifugal compressor
  • Performance characteristics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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