This paper describes an approach to unidirectional coupled CFD–FEM analysis developed at ABB Turbo Systems Ltd. Results of numerical investigations concerning the vibration behavior of an axial turbocharger turbine are presented. To predict the excitation forces acting on the rotating blades, the time-resolved two-dimensional coupled stator–rotor flow field of the turbine stage was calculated. The unsteady pressure, imposed on the airfoil contour, leads to circumferentially nonuniform and pulsating excitation forces acting on the rotating bladed disk. A harmonic transformation of the excitation forces into the rotating coordinate system of a single blade was elaborated and the complex Fourier amplitudes were determined. The bladed rotor was modeled by a single symmetric segment with complex circumferential boundary conditions. With respect to different nodal diameter numbers, free vibration analyses of the disk assembly were then effectively performed. For calculated resonance conditions, the steady-state responses of the turbocharger bladed disk were computed. By using this coupled CFD–FEM analysis, the dynamic loading of the turbine blades can be determined in the design process.
Approach to Unidirectional Coupled CFD–FEM Analysis of Axial Turbocharger Turbine Blades
Contributed by the International Gas Turbine Institute and presented at the 46th International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exhibition, New Orleans, Louisiana, June 4–7, 2001. Manuscript received by the International Gas Turbine Institute February 2001. Paper No. 2001-GT-288. Review Chair: R. Natole.
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Filsinger , D., Szwedowicz , J., and Scha¨fer, O. (February 1, 2001). "Approach to Unidirectional Coupled CFD–FEM Analysis of Axial Turbocharger Turbine Blades ." ASME. J. Turbomach. January 2002; 124(1): 125–131. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1415035
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