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Aerodynamic performance of the reversible axial fan for high air temperatures

The paper presents the aerodynamic performance of an axial reversible fan for high air temperatures, obtained by applying the similarity theory and numerical flow simulations. This analysis was performed for the possibility of installing the existing structure of an impeller of a reversible fan in a jet fan for the longitudinal ventilation of a tunnel. The direction of forced flow in tunnels changes, and it is always towards low atmospheric pressure, i.e. in the direction of natural air flow. These fans often work with high air temperatures in the event of a fire. The paper shows the performance of fans for high operating air temperatures, up to 400ºC. The results were obtained through numerical simulations of the flow in an original design fan, whose performance was experimentally determined for normal atmospheric operating conditions (r = 1.2 kg/m3). Performances are given for two fan speeds. Unnecessary corrections of the existing impeller design for use in jet fans for tunnel ventilation were also considered.
PAPER REVISED: 2023-05-15
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2023-05-20
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