Sixteen years ago an inverse method of designing radial, mixed flow impellers was proposed by the first author of this paper, which was based on a quasi-three-dimensional stream surface theory. The contradictions between the full controlling of the flow field in the whole impeller and the designed bables’ smooth machinability can be perfectly resolved with the above method (So it is called “all-over-controlled vortex distribution method”). This paper presents the developments and industrial applications of the above method in the last decade. Two single centrifugal compressor model stages with the 3-D impellers designed by this method are studied in detail, and several performance curves of the multistage centrifugal compressors designed by this method are also presented.

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