Experimental and numerical investigation of a compressor cascade at highly negative incidence

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dc.contributor.author Zachos, Pavlos K. -
dc.contributor.author Grech, N. -
dc.contributor.author Charnley, B. -
dc.contributor.author Pachidis, Vassilios -
dc.contributor.author Singh, R. -
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-31T23:01:19Z
dc.date.available 2011-10-31T23:01:19Z
dc.date.issued 2011-03-31T00:00:00Z -
dc.identifier.issn 1994-2060 -
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.lib.cranfield.ac.uk/handle/1826/5678
dc.description.abstract The performance prediction of axial flow compressors and turbines still relies on the stationary testing of blade cascades. Most of the blade testing studies are done for operating conditions close to the design point or in off-design areas not too far from it. However, blade-and consequently engine-performance remain unexplored at relatively far off-design conditions, such as windmilling or sub-idle. Such regimes are dominated by blade operation under extremely low mass flows and rotational speeds that imply highly negative values of incidence angle, thus totally separated flows on the pressure side of the blades. Those flow patterns are difficult to be measured and even more difficult to be numerically predicted as the current modelling capability of separated internal flows is of limited reliability. In this paper, the performance of a 3- dimensional linear compressor cascade at highly negative incidence angle is initially experimentally investigated. The main objective of the study is to derive the total pressure loss and outlet flow angle through the blades and use the data for the validation-calibration of a numerical solver enhancing its capability to predict highly separated flows. The development of the CFD model and the simulation strategy followedare also presented.The numerical results are compared against the derived test data demonstrating a good agreement. In addition, most trends of the properties of interest have been captured sufficiently, therefore the physical phenomena are considered to be well captured, allowing the numerical tool to be used for further studies on similar test cases. en_UK
dc.subject Gas Turbine, Cascade, Experimental, High Incidence en_UK
dc.title Experimental and numerical investigation of a compressor cascade at highly negative incidence en_UK
dc.type Article -

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