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Designs 2018, 2(3), 20; https://doi.org/10.3390/designs2030020

Aerodynamic Design of Low-Speed Axial-Flow Fans: A Historical Overview

Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), 35131 Padova, Italy
Current Address: via Marzolo 8, 35131 Padova, Italy.
Received: 8 May 2018 / Revised: 5 June 2018 / Accepted: 8 June 2018 / Published: 21 June 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Challenges and Progress in Turbomachinery Design)
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The paper presents a historical overview of the developments of aerodynamic design methods for low-speed axial-flow fans. This historical overview starts from the first fan applications, dating back to the 16th century, and arrives to the modern times of computer-based design techniques, passing through the pioneering times of aerodynamic theories and the times of designing before computers. The overview shows that the major achievements in the axial fan design discipline have actually been related to other technological fields, such as marine and aeronautical propulsion, as well as to the development of wind tunnels. At the end of the paper, the reader will have acquired a complete panorama of how the historical developments of the discipline have brought us to the current state of the art. View Full-Text
Keywords: axial-flow fan; axial fan design; design history; fan design; history of aerodynamics; low-speed axial fans; aerodynamic design; history of technology axial-flow fan; axial fan design; design history; fan design; history of aerodynamics; low-speed axial fans; aerodynamic design; history of technology
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