Supercharger Type: Centrifugal
Using power generated from the engine a centrifugal compressor pulls air into the unit via a high speed impeller. The air enters the supercharger at a high speed but with low pressure. The air travels through a diffuser which converts the airflow to low speed but high pressure. The diffused air is pushed into the engine which increases airflow and thus additional oxygen which allows the engine to burn more fuel and increase combustion. The supercharger is named from this processes which is leveraging centrifugal force.
Compression Type: Internal Compression
Year Designed: 1899
Designed By: Unspecified