A kind of casing treatment, named as stall precursor-suppressed (SPS), has been developed recently, which was proved to be able to effectively improve stall margin (SM) without significant efficiency loss in low-speed axial flow compressors and a transonic compressor rotor. In this paper, the effectiveness of the SPS casing treatment is investigated in a single-stage transonic compressor. Based on an extended stall inception model, the quantitative evaluation of the SM enhancement by the SPS casing treatment is presented for the transonic compressor stage. The model predicts that a 2.5–6.8% of stall margin improvement (SMI), which is defined in terms of mass flow rate at stall inception, can be achieved at the design rotational speed. The experimental results show that the SPS casing treatment can achieve 3.5–9.3% of the SMI at 95% design rotational speed. Due to the fact that the distributions of the total pressure ratio along the spanwise direction are kept the same as those of the solid wall casing at the same mass flow rate, the SPS casing treatments with a small open area ratio and large backchamber enhance the SM without a recognizable efficiency loss and a migration of the pressure-rise characteristics. Furthermore, the mechanism of SMI with the SPS casing treatment is investigated in the experiments. In comparison with the solid wall casing, the emergence and the evolution of the stall inception waves are suppressed and the nonlinear development of the stall process is delayed with the SPS casing treatment.
Further Investigation on Transonic Compressor Stall Margin Enhancement With Stall Precursor-Suppressed Casing Treatment
Contributed by the International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI) of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF TURBOMACHINERY. Manuscript received November 18, 2014; final manuscript received October 7, 2015; published online October 27, 2015. Assoc. Editor: Steven E. Gorrell.
Sun, D., Nie, C., Liu, X., Lin, F., and Sun, X. (October 27, 2015). "Further Investigation on Transonic Compressor Stall Margin Enhancement With Stall Precursor-Suppressed Casing Treatment." ASME. J. Turbomach. February 2016; 138(2): 021001. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4031775
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