Browse Publications Technical Papers 2002-01-0859

Efficient Fan Blade Design Using PC-Based Codes 2002-01-0859

A PC-based computer code for axial-flow fan blade design has been developed at Valeo Motors & Actuators Airflow Division, and is being used extensively for automotive fan design. This code gives a good initial design, and is followed by Navier-Stokes CFD sessions for verification and fine-tuning. It has been found that the code reduces the number of CFD runs substantially from what would otherwise be required, contributing to the shortened design turn-around time. A separately developed code (also runs on PC) for sound power prediction is utilized to set the blade spacing and skew angle for optimum noise performance.


Subscribers can view annotate, and download all of SAE's content. Learn More »


Members save up to 18% off list price.
Login to see discount.
Special Offer: Download multiple Technical Papers each year? TechSelect is a cost-effective subscription option to select and download 12-100 full-text Technical Papers per year. Find more information here.