Stall, Stage Stall, and Surge
An extensive introduction to stall, stage stall and surge is given with examples of the various stall phenomena including recirculation. Particular components including the inducer, impeller, vaneless diffuser, channel diffuser inlet, channel diffuser and volute are examined for their stall characteristics. Stage stall is discussed and illustrated for various compressor maps. In tum, system surge is examined closely. A phenomenological discussion of surge, the analysis of surge, designing to avoid surge, and surge experience is presented.
Japikse, David. (1981). Stall, Stage Stall, and Surge. Texas A&M University. Turbomachinery Laboratories. Available electronically from