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Abstract

In this research, we have experimented with two centrifugal fans with the same geometrical configuration. These two fans are designed to rotate at different speeds driven with the same voltage. The Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) method is applied to measure the instantaneous flow fields at the near-exit region. The AMCA 210 wind tunnel is used to find the efficiency and the performance coefficients. The velocity vectors, streamlines, vorticity contours, velocity distributions, flow rate, and performances are also presented and discussed. We find that higher rotation speed yields better efficiency.

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