Supercharger Type: Centrifugal Turbo
The centrifugal turbo, also known as a radial compressor, is the most common turbocharger found on automotive applications. When most people discuss turbo’s it’s generally the centrifugal / radial flow design. The name indicates how the gases (air) flows through the unit as the impeller rotates the air is spun outwards which is known as a “centrifugal force”. The design (looks and internal workings) is like the centrifugal supercharger. When classifying turbos the common idea is that a turbo will run (spun) off the exhaust gases whereas a supercharger will be driven mechanically.
Displacement Type: Dynamic Displacement
Compression Type: Internal Compression
Year Designed: 1905
Designed By: Alfred Büchi