A specific design of mixed flow variable geometry turbine for an automotive sub 1.5 litre diesel engine turbocharger is proposed in this paper. An experimental set up is developed for measuring the steady state and transient response behaviour of the turbine at different nozzle vane opening positions. The rotor speed, pressure and temperature before and after the turbine are measured and recorded using high frequency data logging system. The steady state performance for mass flow, efficiency, velocity ratio, specific speed and the transient response behaviour of the mixed flow variable geometry turbine (MFVGT) are compared against the same parameters of a radial flow variable geometry turbine (RFVGT) of similar dimensions. Typical result indicates that the transient response of the MFVGT is faster by about 350 milliseconds than the radial at turbine inlet pressure of 0.2 bar (g).

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