Extensive experimental studies on axial compressor bleed-flow systems have been carried out on a three dimensional model of a generic bleed-flow configuration typical for aero engines. The compressor flow is modeled as a clean annular flow. One row of stator vanes is used to impart a constant swirl upstream of the bleed system. The rig is designed modularly in order to allow for inexpensive changes in all of its components and therefore to enlarge the variability of the model. The research is focused onto the generation of an experimental data base, which can be used to derive correlations for the calculation of effective areas and pressure losses. Those data are gained using steady pneumatic measurement technique. In addition, the highly complex flow field in the manifold, which has an important effect onto the bleed-flow, is analyzed using Doppler-Global-Velocimetry (DGV). These measurements were conducted in collaboration with DLR Cologne, who have developed the DGV technique. In this paper the flow field in the manifold is analyzed in detail for two different configurations featuring two and four bleed ducts, respectively. Furthermore the use of a flush design of the slot is compared with a lip design. These data are compared to results from the literature achieved using 2-dimensional configurations.

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