Calculation of a Three-Dimensional Turbomachinery Rotor Flow With a Navier-Stokes Code PUBLIC ACCESS

[+] Author Affiliations
Matthew J. Warfield, B. Lakshminarayana

The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Paper No. 87-GT-232, pp. V001T01A087; 10 pages
  • ASME 1987 International Gas Turbine Conference and Exhibition
  • Volume 1: Turbomachinery
  • Anaheim, California, USA, May 31–June 4, 1987
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-7923-8
  • Copyright © 1987 by ASME


This paper deals with a numerical solution of the full Navier-Stokes equations governing the flowfield in a turbomachinery rotor. The incompressible equations are solved using a pseudocompressibility time marching code. A two-equation turbulence model (k-ε) coupled with a vectorial eddy viscosity model based on an Algebraic Reynolds Stress Model is used to account for the anisotropic effects of rotation and three dimensionality. The predictions are compared with laser doppler velocimeter and hot wire data acquired in a compressor rotor passage at two different flow coefficients. The predicted blade to blade profiles of velocity at various radial locations as well as the streamwise velocity profiles in the blade boundary layer show good agreement with experimental data. The radial velocities are qualitatively predicted but good comparison with data was not achieved. Boundary layer growth is predicted reasonably well.

Copyright © 1987 by ASME
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