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Moudy said:
How to plot points on a compressor map:

Calculate airflow for the X axis: measured in lb/min, airflow = (HP target) x (air/fuel ratio) x (BSFC/60) where BSFC is lbs fuel / (hp x hr) If you don’t have access to BSFC data, you can plug in an estimated value between .50-.60.

Calculate volumetric efficiency = (actual CFM / theoretical CFM) x 100 where theoretical CFM = (RPM x CID) / 3456 and actual CFM = 90%, a good average number if you don’t have access to measuring this. Multiply by .0610237 to convert cubic centimeter displacement into cubic inches.

Calculate manifold absolute pressure: map = [(airflow) x (639.6) x (460 + intake temperature)] / (VE) x (RPM/2) x (CID) Upwards of 100 degrees F is a good estimate for intercooled intake temps if you don’t have access to measuring this. Plan on adding about 1psi to take into account pressure drops related to the intake and/or intercooler.

Calculate pressure ratio for the Y axis = (14.7 + map) / 14.7 If you’re at sea level, 14.7psi will work. As elevation varies, this figure will need to be adjusted.

Note: Don’t worry about the constants like 3456, 60 or 639.6, they’re simply there to tidy things up and convert units.

VE = volumetric efficiency
BSFC = brake specific fuel consumption
HP = projected flywheel horsepower
CFM = cubic feet per minute
CID = cubic inch displacement

Other useful calculations:

Trim = (minor/major)squared x 100

Trim describes the relationship the minor diameter and major diameter of a compressor or turbine wheel shares with each another. The inducer, or minor end when referring to compressor wheels, is where the air enters. Air exits through the exducer portion.
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thanks for the link.
there was some nice, clear information there that helped me understand a little more about compressor maps.
yep, no problem.

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good info. thanks

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