Determine the power required by the blower motor.

A blower has a rotor with 12-in. outside diameter and 10-in. inside diameter with 1.5-in high rotor blades. The flow rate through the blower is 500 ft 3 /min at a rotor speed of 1800 rpm. The air at blade inlet is in the radial direction and the discharge angle is 30 from the tangential direction. Determine the power required by the blower motor.

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