The effect of wake induced structures on compressor boundary-layers

Wheeler, Andrew P.S., Miller, Robert J. and Hodson, Howard P. (2006) The effect of wake induced structures on compressor boundary-layers. In, ASME Turbo Expo 2006: Power for Land, Sea, and Air. Volume 6: Turbomachinery, Parts A and B. ASME Turbo Expo 2006: Power for Land, Sea and Air , American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1875-1885. (Asme Conference Proceedings). (doi:10.1115/GT2006-90892).


Full text not available from this repository.


The interaction of a convected wake with a compressor blade boundary-layer was investigated. Measurements within a single-stage compressor were made using an endoscopic PIV system, a surface mounted pressure transducer, hotfilms and hotwire traverses, along with CFD simulations. The wake/leading-edge interaction was shown to lead to the formation of a thickened laminar boundary-layer, within which turbulent spots formed close to the leading-edge. The thickened boundary-layer became turbulent and propagated down the blade surface, giving rise to pressure perturbations of 7% of the inlet dynamic head in magnitude. The results indicate that wake/leading-edge interactions have a crucial role to play in the performance of compressor blades in the presence of wakes.

Item Type: Book Section
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1115/GT2006-90892
ISBNs: 079184241 (hardback)
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and the Environment > Aeronautics, Astronautics and Computational Engineering > Aerodynamics Flight Mechanical Research Group
ePrint ID: 334488
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
15 October 2006Published
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2012 17:07
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 14:24

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item