Flow-field interactions are studied in a high-through-flow, axial-flow transonic compressor using Digital Particle Image Velocimetry (DPIV). Measurement of instantaneous velocities in two-dimensional (2D) planes in the main flow direction allows characterization of the unsteadiness of spatial structures from an upstream blade row and their interaction with the downstream rotor. The measurement system is specially designed for a large transonic environment, which introduces conditions that differ from those generally encountered by traditional DPIV systems. Viewing windows on the compressor housing are used to allow optical access, and the design of a special optical probe permits laser-sheet delivery through one of the wake generators (WG). The system is synchronized with the blade passage and is remotely monitored and controlled. Through flow visualization and instantaneous and ensemble-averaged quantities, it clearly captures the interactions of the wake with the potential field of the rotor leading edge (LE) and its bow shock, vortex shedding, vortex-blade synchronization, wake chopping, and boundary-layer flow at the housing for several configurations.
Study of Wake-Blade Interactions in a Transonic Compressor Using Flow Visualization and DPIV
Contributed by the Fluids Engineering Division for publication in the JOURNAL OF FLUIDS ENGINEERING. Manuscript received by the Fluids Engineering Division January 29, 2001; revised manuscript received August 24, 2001. Associate Editor: A. K. Prasad.
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Estevadeordal, J., Gogineni, S., Goss, L., Copenhaver, W., and Gorrell, S. (August 24, 2001). "Study of Wake-Blade Interactions in a Transonic Compressor Using Flow Visualization and DPIV ." ASME. J. Fluids Eng. March 2002; 124(1): 166–175. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1429638
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