Optimization of Compressor Vane and Bleed Settings.
Final rept. 15 May 79-15 May 81,
PRATT AND WHITNEY AIRCRAFT GROUP WEST PALM BEACH FL GOVERNMENT PRODUCTS DIV
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This report evaluates optimization methods for their effectiveness in relating multistage axial compressor test data to the decision to vary a selected vane or bleed to reach a predetermined performance goal. Compressor simulations were used in a comparative evaluation and each method was judged on the basis of the number of tests required to achieve an optimum performance goal. The influence of measurement errors and finite vane travel were also prime considerations. Based on this evaluation, the COPESCONMIN approximate optimization technique was chosen most suitable. Author
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