Browsing by Author "Stinnes, Wolf Hubertus"
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- ItemThe performance of axial fans subjected to forced cross-flow at inlet(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 1998) Stinnes, Wolf Hubertus; Von Backstrom, T. W.; Stellenbosch University. Faculty of Engineering. Dept. of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering.ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The aim of this thesis is to investigate the influence of a forced cross-flow component at inlet as an isolated system effect on the performance of rotor-only axial fans. The off-design condition is imposed by inserting inlet pipe sections - mounted at angles to produce ratios of 0, 0.25, 0.5 and 1 between the cross-flow and perpendicular on-flow velocity components - between the plenum chamber of a standardised test facility and fans of 1542 mm diameter. Three fans are investigated over a wide envelope of flow rates and blade angles.