Full Annulus Simulations of a Transonic Axial Compressor Stage with Distorted Inflow at Transonic and Subsonic Blade Tip Speed†
Institute of Jet Propulsion, Bundeswehr University Munich, Werner-Heisenberg-Weg 39, 85577 Neubiberg, Germany
This paper is an extended version of our paper published in Proceedings of the European Turbomachinery Conference ETC12 2017, Paper No. 211.
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Received: 7 December 2017 / Revised: 2 February 2018 / Accepted: 6 February 2018 / Published: 14 February 2018
This article reports on systematic numerical studies on an axial compressor stage with distorted inflow. Four operating points at two speedlines were simulated with an inflow distortion generated by a
-sector segment with a wedge-type cross-section. With this setup, the interaction between the distorted inflow and the rotor flow was studied. The focus was put on the differences of the interaction between the distorted inflow and rotor flow as well as on the compressor behaviour at subsonic and transonic blade tip speeds, as the general mechanisms have been analysed in more detail in previous publications. The distorted flow itself is not influenced by the blade tip speed, but the interaction phenomena depend strongly on the spool speed and operating point. Additionally, the blade tip speed influences the circumferential sector of the compressor stage exit, which is affected by the distorted flow. The impact reaches from a small sector at 65% spool speed, with the peak efficiency operating point up to nearly the entire annulus at 100% spool speed, near the stall operating point.
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Haug, J.P.; Niehuis, R. Full Annulus Simulations of a Transonic Axial Compressor Stage with Distorted Inflow at Transonic and Subsonic Blade Tip Speed. Int. J. Turbomach. Propuls. Power 2018, 3, 7.
Haug JP, Niehuis R. Full Annulus Simulations of a Transonic Axial Compressor Stage with Distorted Inflow at Transonic and Subsonic Blade Tip Speed. International Journal of Turbomachinery, Propulsion and Power. 2018; 3(1):7.
Haug, Jakob P.; Niehuis, Reinhard. 2018. "Full Annulus Simulations of a Transonic Axial Compressor Stage with Distorted Inflow at Transonic and Subsonic Blade Tip Speed." Int. J. Turbomach. Propuls. Power 3, no. 1: 7.
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