The “actuator-delay-volume” is used as a physical model for stages of compressors instead of “actuator-lumped volume” model to predict the stability of multistage compressors. The stall line of a multistage compressor is predicted with these two models respectively. The results of simulation are compared with the experimental data of a compressor rig. In order to identify the investigation, the tests, in which the engine is forced into stall and supplied with distorted inflow, have been conducted. The investigation shows that the model is well improved by incorporating an “inertia link” into the model between the “actuator” and the “lumped volume”.

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