A numerical investigation of unsteady blade row interaction in a transonic axial compressor was performed. The compressor consists of an upstream wake generator (WG) blade row followed by a rotor blade row. Blade row interaction consists of two main effects: the downstream influence on the rotor flowfield of wakes and unsteady vortices shed from the wake generator, and the upstream influence on the wake generator of the rotor bow shock waves. An unsteady, two-dimensional, Navier-Stokes simulation was performed at the 75% span location of the compressor. Results from the numerical simulation are compared to previously reported numerical results and to experimental measurements from a similar case.

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