The effect of tip winglet on the aerodynamic performance of compressor cascade are mainly determined by the location of the tip winglet, the tip winglet geometry, the size of tip clearance, and the aerodynamic parameters of the cascade. In this paper, an extensive numerical study which includes three aspects has been carried out to investigate the effects of these influencing factors in a highly-loaded compressor cascade in order to give the guidance for the application of tip winglet to control the tip leakage in modern highly-loaded compressor. Firstly, the numerical method is validated by comparing the numerical results with available measured data. Results show that the numerical procedure is valid and accurate. Then, the cascade flow fields are interrogate to identify the physical mechanism of how suction-side winglet improve the cascade flow behavior. It is found that a significant tip leakage mass flow rate and aerodynamic loss reduction is possible by using proper tip winglet located near the suction side corner of the blade tip. Finally, an optimum width of the suction-side tip winglet is obtained by comparing the compressor performance with different clearances and incidences. The use of the suction-side winglet can reduce the pressure difference between the pressure and the suction sides of the blade and tip leakage velocity ratio. And the winglet also can compact the tip leakage vortex structure, which is benefit to decrease the loss of the tip secondary flow mixing with the primary flow.

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