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Fan1_CL provides a model of a vane axial fan that is based on curves for dimensionless pressure rise (DP/(rho*D^2*N^2)) as a function of dimensionless volumetric flow rate (V_dot/(D^3*N) and dimensionless power (W_dot/(rho*D^5*N^3)).  These curves were generated by collapsing performance data from several manufacturers and models.  



F$:  fluid string identifier

m_dot:  mass flow rate (kg/s)

T_in:  inlet temperature (K, C, F, or R)

P_in:  inlet pressure (bar, atm, Pa, kPa, or MPa)

N:  rotational speed (rev/s)

D:  blade diameter (m or ft)



P_out:  outlet pressure (bar, atm, Pa, kPa, or MPa)

W_dot:  power (W, kW, or Btu)

T_out:  outlet temperature (K, C, F, or R)

eta:  efficiency



$Load ComponentLibrary

$UnitSystem SI Mass J K Pa


V_dot=10000 [cfm]*convert(cfm,m^3/s)

T_in=300 [K]

P_in=101325 [Pa]

rho=density(Air, P=P_in,T=T_in)


N=3500 [rev/min]*convert(rev/min, rev/s)

D=21.38 [inch]*convert(inch,m)

Call fan1_cl(F$, m_dot, T_in, P_in, N, D: P_out, W_dot, T_out, eta)




W_dot = 5554 [W] or 7.448 [hp]

DP = 851.5 [Pa] or 3.419 [in H2O]

eta = 0.7236}