Accession Number:

ADA303750

Title:

Laser Doppler Velocimetry and Viscous Computation of the Flow Through a Compressor Cascade Near Stall.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

118.0

Abstract:

Laser-Doppler velocimeter measurements were made in the flow field of a stalled cascade of controlled-diffusion stator blades. Tests were conducted at 10 degrees of incidence above the design inlet-flow angle in order to verify previous measurements. A unique method of data presentation was offered to characterize the unsteady positive and negative velocities about their mean. Laser-sheet flow visualization was performed and showed the unsteadiness of the stalling phenomena within the blade row passages. Additionally, a leading-edge separation bubble was observed and reversed flow was measured within the bubble using the laser-Doppler anemometer. Power-spectral density and auto-correlation analysis results are presented. In parallel with the experimental measurements, a computational fluid-dynamics study was initiated in an attempt ultimately to predict stall. Viscous flow computations were completed at on-design and near-stall conditions. Pressure distributions, separation bubble re-attachment locations, and loss predictions were compared to previous experimental studies. Generally good agreement was obtained for on-design conditions with degradation in prediction nearing stall. AN

Subject Categories:

  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE