Axial-flow compressor analysis under distorted phenomena at transonic flow conditions

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Today, the turbomachinery engineering plays a vital role in the field of air breathing propulsion, most importantly the components like compressor, turbine and its possible numerical strategies to improve the overall efficiency especially in the transonic flow conditions. The main objective of this paper is to address the numerical solution for most uncertain problem like unsteady and non-uniform flow across the axial-flow compressor. The axial-flow compressor distorted flow problem is modeled and analyzed by means of a systematic three-dimensional numerical approach. Particularly, the rotor inflow instability implications of an axial compressor stage are carried out. Geometry is created using ROTOR-37 coordinates for numerical analysis and the results are validated in contradiction of experimental data available from literature, by imposing various combinations of Mach numbers from 0.8 to 1.2 and the engine mass flow rate of incoming air. The results highlighted that the rotor blade main distortion effect was noticed at near the tip region and as well as the hub corners of the blade. Numerical simulations also revealed that due to the distortion influence, the stream flow separation on pressure side of the blade is more. Moreover, these calculated figures have more significance for better aero-mechanical features of axial-flow compressor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-20
Number of pages20
JournalCogent Engineering
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2018

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Axial-flow compressors
Transonic flow
Compressors
Rotors
Stream flow
Turbomachinery
Flow separation
Air
Propulsion
Mach number
Turbomachine blades
Numerical analysis
Turbines
Flow rate
Engines
Geometry
Computer simulation

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