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International Journal of Rotating Machinery
Volume 2016, Article ID 4849025, 13 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/4849025
Research Article

Genetic Algorithm Optimization of the Volute Shape of a Centrifugal Compressor

Institute of Mechanics and Fluid Dynamics, Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg, 09599 Freiberg, Germany

Received 30 December 2015; Accepted 21 March 2016

Academic Editor: Farid Bakir

Copyright © 2016 Martin Heinrich and Rüdiger Schwarze. 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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