Simulation of stall inception of a high speed axial compressor with rotor-stator interaction

Jiaye Gan, Hong Sik Im, Ge Cheng Zha

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This paper solves unsteady Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes (URANS) equations to simulate stall inception of NASA compressor stage 35 with rotor-stator interaction. A full annulus of the rotor-stator stage is simulated with an interpolation sliding boundary condition (BC) to resolve the rotor-stator interaction. The tip clearance is fully gridded to accurately resolve tip vortices and its effect on stall inception. The unsteady simulation indicates that the inception of rotating stall in Stage 35 is spike inception. The stall cells grow quickly and brings the rotor to full stall within roughly 1.2 revolutions. The stall cell propagates at about 90% of rotor speed in the counter rotor rotation direction in relative the frame.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication51st AIAA/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
ISBN (Print)9781624103216
StatePublished - 2015
Event51st AIAA/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, 2015 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Jul 27 2015Jul 29 2015

Publication series

Name51st AIAA/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference


Other51st AIAA/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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