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International Journal of Rotating Machinery
Volume 2016, Article ID 2371524, 19 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/2371524
Research Article

Stall Margin Improvement in a Centrifugal Compressor through Inducer Casing Treatment

1MSR School of Advanced Studies, Bangalore 560058, India
2Department of Automotive and Aeronautical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, M. S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bangalore 560058, India

Received 29 December 2015; Revised 7 March 2016; Accepted 16 March 2016

Academic Editor: Ryoichi Samuel Amano

Copyright © 2016 V. V. N. K. Satish Koyyalamudi and Quamber H. Nagpurwala. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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