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The rotating member of a turbine, blower, fan, axial or centrifugal pump, or mixing apparatus. Also known as rotor.
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pump consisting of a disk with vanes attached to it; moves liquid by accelerating the liquid radially outward.The rotating member in a
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i. A part of a gas turbine engine used in the compressor section. It consists of a forged disc with radially opposed vanes on one or both sides, forming a convergent passage in conjunction with the compressor casing.
ii. A device that imparts motion to a fluid; specifically, in a centrifugal compressor, a rotary disc that is faced on one or both sides with radial vanes and accelerates the incoming fluid outward into a diffuser. Also called an impeller wheel.
iii. A vaned disc, which picks up and accelerates the air outwardly to increase the pressure in a supercharger of a reciprocating engine.
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