Excitation Mechanism for Standing Stall of Centrifugal Compressors PUBLIC ACCESS

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Y. N. Chen


D. Hagelstein, U. Haupt, M. Rautenberg

University of Hannover, Germany

Paper No. 98-GT-245, pp. V001T01A060; 8 pages
  • ASME 1998 International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exhibition
  • Volume 1: Turbomachinery
  • Stockholm, Sweden, June 2–5, 1998
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-7862-0
  • Copyright © 1998 by ASME


The standing stall of the centrifugal compressors appears with pulsating or switching pattern at operating points slightly away from the stall line. It is a weak form of the rotating stall and stands still in the absolute frame. The reverse flow of the compressed warm fluid travelling from the impeller’s outlet along the shroud surface towards the inlet is not yet powerful enough to generate rotating stall. The experimental investigations revealed that in the low-flow-rate off-design region, the inlet flow to the impeller has a large positive incidence angle. Nose bubbles are formed on the suction surface of the blade after the leading edge. Once the reverse flow as a pressure wave reaches the inlet of the blades, the nose bubble is stagnated to an enlarged size. The corresponding disturbance sends a rarefaction wave in the forward direction into the impeller. This wave of cool fluid meets the reverse pressure wave of the warm fluid at a circular front around the circumference of the impeller. Since this circular front has a weak baroclinicity, it cannot develop into Rossby waves which initiate the rotating stall. Instead it will either pulsate concentrically or switch linearly. We then experience a standing stall with the corresponding pattern.

Copyright © 1998 by ASME
Topics: Compressors
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