Modeling and Manufacturing of Turbocharger Compressors 2010-01-1219
While turbocharging has existed for a full century, its significance has increased very rapidly in the past few decades. At the heart of good turbocharger performance is an excellent compressor stage, or stages, that must be efficient, stable, lightweight, and inexpensive to manufacture. Based on decades of design experience, the performance modeling of these stages is presented, techniques for design optimization are reviewed, and means for rapid machining are explained. The reader will gain insight to some of the most critical aspects of compressor design.