Experimental assessment on effect of lower porosities of bend skewed casing treatment on the performance of high speed compressor stage with tip critical rotor characteristics

Alone, DB and Kumar, SS and Shobhavathy, MT and Mudipalli, JRR and Pradeep, AM and Ramamurthy, S and Iyengar, VS (2017) Experimental assessment on effect of lower porosities of bend skewed casing treatment on the performance of high speed compressor stage with tip critical rotor characteristics. Aerospace Science and Technology, 60. pp. 193-202. ISSN 12709638

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Abstract

Development of casing treatment geometries which will enhance the stable operating envelope of the compressor stage without sacrificing the efficiency is a great challenge for the designers. Bend skewed casing treatment with relatively lower porosities in the presence of plenum chamber is proven to be capable of improving the stall margin and gain in the compressor stage efficiency compared to other conventional casing treatments. Experimental investigations presented in this paper show very encouraging results with substantial improvement in the stable margin of the compressor stage with increase in the stage efficiency. The three bend skewed casing treatments designed for the experimental evaluations have porosities of 21%, 33% and 45%. The steady and transient performances of these three casing treatment geometries are evaluated at two axial extensions of 20% and 40%. Flow survey at the rotor exit shows distinct behaviors of the aerodynamic parameters in the tip region at near stall flow condition. The unsteady velocity measurements are performed with hot wire probe in the tip region ahead of the rotor leading edge to capture the fluctuations in the inlet axial velocity and the results are presented at the stall flow condition. The presence of the casing treatment changes the stalling behavior of the compressor stage. Highest porosity casing treatment results in 40.62% improvement in the stall margin with 0.88% improvement in the compressor stage efficiency at 20% axial extension.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: ENGINEERING > Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics
ENGINEERING > Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Mrs SK Pratibha
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2019 11:31
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2019 11:31
URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/13160

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