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Periodic Transition on an Axial Compressor Stator: Incidence and Clocking Effects: Part II - Transition Onset Predictions

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Solomon, WJ and Walker, GJ and Hughes, JD, Periodic Transition on an Axial Compressor Stator: Incidence and Clocking Effects: Part II - Transition Onset Predictions, Journal of Turbomachinery - Transactions of the ASME, 121, (3) pp. 408-415. ISSN 0889-504X (1999) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1115/1.2841333

Abstract

Transition onset observations from a 1.5-stage axial compressor outlet stator presented in Part I of this paper are compared with the predictions of conventional transition correlations applied in a quasi-steady manner. The viscous/inviscid interaction code MISES is used to predict the blade surface pressure distributions and boundary layer development. The temporal variation in transition onset is then predicted using ensemble-averaged free-stream turbulence data from the compressor measurements. This simple procedure captures most significant features of the complex transition process on the compressor, and is clearly superior to fixed transition models based on long-term average free-stream turbulence levels. Parallel computations for both natural and bypass transition modes indicate that the natural transition mode tends to dominate on the compressor. This is at variance with turbine airfoil experience, where bypass transition is clearly more important. Comparison of prediction and experiment highlights the significance of leading edge potential flow interactions in promoting periodic wake-induced transition. Viscous/inviscid interactions in the neighborhood of transition can also have an important influence on boundary layer stability and separation phenomena. | Transition onset observations from a 1.5-stage axial compressor outlet stator presented in Part I of this paper are compared with the predictions of conventional transition correlations applied in a quasi-steady manner. The viscous/inviscid interaction code MISES is used to predict the blade surface pressure distributions and boundary layer development. The temporal variation in transition onset is then predicted using ensemble-averaged free-stream turbulence data from the compressor measurements. This simple procedure captures most significant features of the complex transition process on the compressor, and is clearly superior to fixed transition models based on long-term average free-stream turbulence levels. Parallel computations for both natural and bypass transition modes indicate that the natural transition mode tends to dominate on the compressor. This is at variance with turbine airfoil experience, where bypass transition is clearly more important. Comparison of prediction and experiment highlights the significance of leading edge potential flow interactions in promoting periodic wake-induced transition. Viscous/inviscid interactions in the neighborhood of transition can also have an important influence on boundary layer stability and separation phenomena.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Aerospace Engineering
Research Field:Aircraft Performance and Flight Control Systems
Objective Division:Manufacturing
Objective Group:Transport Equipment
Objective Field:Aerospace Equipment
Author:Walker, GJ (Professor Greg Walker)
Author:Hughes, JD (Ms Janet Dilyse Hughes)
ID Code:17294
Year Published:1999
Web of Science® Times Cited:16
Deposited By:Civil and Mechanical Engineering
Deposited On:1999-08-01
Last Modified:2011-11-17
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