Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Wetness Effect on Transonic Moist-Air Flow Through a Compressor Rotor

[+] Author Affiliations
Shota Moriguchi, Hironori Miyazawa, Takashi Furusawa, Satoru Yamamoto

Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

Paper No. FEDSM2018-83422, pp. V003T18A007; 10 pages
  • ASME 2018 5th Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting
  • Volume 3: Fluid Machinery; Erosion, Slurry, Sedimentation; Experimental, Multiscale, and Numerical Methods for Multiphase Flows; Gas-Liquid, Gas-Solid, and Liquid-Solid Flows; Performance of Multiphase Flow Systems; Micro/Nano-Fluidics
  • Montreal, Quebec, Canada, July 15–20, 2018
  • Conference Sponsors: Fluids Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5157-9
  • Copyright © 2018 by ASME


In this study, we simulated moist-air flows through a 3-D transonic compressor rotor, NASA Rotor 37, to investigate the thermophysical effects of evaporation of water droplets on 3-D compressor aerodynamics. The obtained results indicated that the total pressure ratio increased in the moist-air cases when compared with dry-air case as a result of the cooling due to evaporation. While the choking mass-flow rate is almost identical for the dry-air case and the moist-air cases, the operating curve was shifted to nearly choked state in the moist-air cases. Besides this, unsteady flows were obtained at higher mass-flow rate in the moist-air cases when compared with the dry-air case. As a result, a significant deterioration in the operation was observed in the moist-air cases. This is due to the rapid and significant evaporation of water droplets after the passage shock. A secondary flow streaming radially outside toward the tip through the separated region intensified and contributed to a formation of large blockage around the tip region.

Copyright © 2018 by ASME



Interactive Graphics


Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In