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Numerical Investigation into the Transient Behavior of the Spike-Type Rotating Stall for a Transonic Compressor Rotor

Pengfei Ju1,2, Fangfei Ning3,4,*, Zhiting Tong1,2, Jingying Wang5,6
1 Tianjin Key Laboratory for Advanced Mechatronic System Design and Intelligent Control, School of Mechanical Engineering, Tianjin University of Technology, Tianjin, 300384, China
2 National Demonstration Center for Experimental Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Education (Tianjin University of Technology), Tianjin, 300384, China
3 Research Institute of Aero-Engine, Beihang University, Beijing, 100191, China
4 National Key Laboratory of Science and Technology on Aero-Engine Aero-Thermodynamics, School of Energy and Power Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing, 100191, China
5 School of Energy and Power Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan, 250061, China
6 Shandong Engineering Laboratory for High-Efficiency Energy Conservation and Energy Storage Technology & Equipment, Shandong University, Jinan, 250061, China
* Corresponding Author: Fangfei Ning. Email:
(This article belongs to this Special Issue: Recent Advances in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences)

Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing 2022, 18(3), 761-773. https://doi.org/10.32604/fdmp.2022.018841

Received 20 August 2021; Accepted 13 December 2021; Issue published 22 February 2022

Abstract

In this paper, a numerical investigation into a spike-type rotating stall process is carried out considering a transonic compressor rotor (the NASA Rotor 37). Through solution of the Unsteady Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes (URANS) equations, the evolution process from an initially circumferentially-symmetric near-stall flow field to a stable stall condition is simulated without adding any artificial disturbance. At the near-stall operating point, periodic fluctuations are present in the overall flow of the rotor. Moreover, the blockage region in the channel periodically shifts from middle span to the tip. This fluctuating condition does not directly lead to stall, while the full-annulus calculation eventually evolves to stall. Interestingly, a kind of “early disturbance” feature appears in the dynamic signals, which propagates forward ahead of the rotor.

Keywords

Transonic compressor; spike stall; numerical simulation; early disturbance; dynamic signal

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Ju, P., Ning, F., Tong, Z., Wang, J. (2022). Numerical Investigation into the Transient Behavior of the Spike-Type Rotating Stall for a Transonic Compressor Rotor. FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, 18(3), 761–773.



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