Secondary Flow Measurements with L2F-Technique in Centrifugal Compressors,
DEUTSCHE FORSCHUNGS- UND VERSUCHSANSTALT FUER LUFT- UND RAUMFAHRT E V COLOGNE (GERMANY F R)
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The flow character of a 30 deg. backswept impeller is analyzed by means of the L2F-measurement technique available at DFVLR. Significant cross flows, noticeable distortions of the through flow patterns and considerable velocity fluctuations are found inside the blade passages of the impeller. The distortions of the velocity patterns are smoothing towards the impeller exit. A detailed analysis of the measured data reveals the existence of two counterrotating channel vortices that are significantly influencing the overall flow character.
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