Mechanics & Industry
Volume 20, Number 6, 2019
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Published online||29 November 2019|
1D gas dynamic code for performance prediction of one turbocharger radial turbine with different finite difference schemes
Laboratory of Electro-Mechanic Systems, National School of Engineers of Sfax, University of Sfax, B.P. 1173, km 3.5 Road Soukra, 3038 Sfax, Tunisia
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Accepted: 11 October 2019
The turbine, a key component of a turbocharger, is usually characterized by steady flow solutions. This method seems to be physically unrealistic as the fluid flow within a turbine is strongly unsteady due to the pulsating nature of the flow in the exhaust manifold of a reciprocating engine. This paper presents a new 1D gas dynamic code, written in the FORTRAN language, to characterize a radial turbine of one turbocharger embedded to a small gasoline engine. This code presents the novelty of meanline-1D coupling and the feature of numerical schemes choice. In this study, the turbocharger turbine is simulated with six different finite difference schemes. The computed distribution of the downstream mass flow rate, from the different cases, is compared to test data in order to choose the most suitable scheme. Test data are gathered from a developed test facility. Based on the computed results, unsteady performance of the turbine has been computed and discussed for the different schemes at two engine frequencies of 50 and 83.33 Hz. The results showed a significant impact of the numerical scheme on the 1D prediction of the turbine performance. Results indicated that the MR2LW finite-difference scheme has led to the minimum deviation of the numerical results to test data compared to the other considered schemes.
Key words: Turbocharging / internal combustion engine / turbine / CFD / 1D modeling
© AFM, EDP Sciences 2019
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