vanes compressor

vanes compressor
Mechanism for pumping fluid by revolving blades inside cylindrical housing.

Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • compressor casing — The outer casing surrounding a compressor rotor. In an engine with an axial flow compressor, the stator vanes are mounted in the compressor casing …   Aviation dictionary

  • compressor vane — Stationary blades attached to the stator that direct the airflow onto the compressor blades at the optimum angle. There is a row of compressor vanes before every row of rotor blades …   Aviation dictionary

  • variable-angle stator vanes — Compressor stator vanes whose angle can be varied. The angle is controlled by the fuel control unit. Varying the stator vane angle ensures that the air directed to the first stage of the compressor meets the compressor at an optimum angle and… …   Aviation dictionary

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  • exit-guide vanes — Fixed vanes at the discharge end of an axial flow compressor. These vanes straighten out the air flowing out of the compressor and ensure that it leaves in an axial direction. The discharged air from the axial flow compressor is swirling before… …   Aviation dictionary

  • inlet guide vanes — Fixed or variable vanes, also known as stators, located in front of the first stage of the compressor of a gas turbine engine. These guide vanes direct the air onto the compressor at the correct angle. Also called intake guide vanes …   Aviation dictionary

  • single-stage compressor — A centrifugal compressor having a single impeller wheel, with vanes either on one or on both sides of the wheel. Also, an axial flow compressor with one row of rotor blades and one row of stator blades. Axial flow compressors are normally… …   Aviation dictionary

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