Stability management of high speed axial flow compressor stage through axial extensions of bend skewed casing treatment

Alone, DB and Kumar, SS and Thimmaiah, SM and Mudipalli, JRR and Pradeep, AM and Ramamurthy, S and Iyengar, VS (2016) Stability management of high speed axial flow compressor stage through axial extensions of bend skewed casing treatment. Propulsion and Power Research, 5 (3). pp. 236-249. ISSN 2212540X

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Abstract

This paper presents the experimental results to understand the performance of moderately loaded high speed single stage transonic axial flow compressor subjected to various configurations of axial extensions of bend skewed casing treatment with moderate porosity. The bend skewed casing treatment of 33% porosity was coupled with rectangular plenum chamber of depth equal to the slots depth. The five axial extensions of 20%, 40%, 60%, 80% and 100% were used for the experimental evaluations of compressor performance. The main objective was to identify the optimum extension of the casing treatment with reference to rotor leading edge which results in maximum stall margin improvements with minimum loss in the stage efficiency. At each axial extension the compressor performance is distinctive. The improvement in the stall margin was very significant at some axial extensions with 4%–5% penalty in the stage efficiency. The compressors stage shows recovery in terms of efficiency at lower axial extensions of 20% and 40% with increase in the peak stage efficiency. Measurements of flow parameters showed the typical behaviors at near stall flow conditions. Hot wire sensor was placed at the rotor upstream in the tip region to capture the oscillations in the inlet axial and tangential velocities at stall conditions. In the absence of casing treatment the compressor exhibit abrupt stall with very high oscillations in the inlet axial and tangential velocity of the flow. The extents of oscillations reduce with bend skewed casing treatment. Few measurements were also performed in the plenum chamber and salient results are presented in this paper.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: ENGINEERING > Mechanical Engineering
ENGINEERING > Quality Assurance and Reliability
Depositing User: Mrs SK Pratibha
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2019 03:41
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2019 03:41
URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/13051

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