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Prediction of the unsteady turbulent flow in an axial compressor stage. Part 2: Analysis of unsteady RANS and LES data

Gourdain, Nicolas Prediction of the unsteady turbulent flow in an axial compressor stage. Part 2: Analysis of unsteady RANS and LES data. (2015) Computers and Fluids, 106. 67-78. ISSN 0045-7930

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compfluid.2014.09.044

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This paper presents the analysis of URANS and LES database in a stage of an axial subsonic compressor. Details about numerical methods and comparison with experiments can be found in a companion paper. The analysis here focuses on the transition processes that take place in the rotor and stator rows. In the rotor, LES and URANS show that transition develops at mid-chord and is induced by the adverse pressure gradient. In the stator, the flow behavior is more complex since the transition is influenced by the rotor passing wakes, a laminar separation bubble on the suction side and the accumulation of rotor wakes on the pressure side. The analysis also investigates the unsteady flow patterns at the rotor/stator interface, from mid-span to the casing. In the tip region, LES shows the development of frequencies that are not correlated to the blade passing frequency, while URANS only predicts multiples of the blade passing frequency.

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Additional Information:Thanks to Elsevier editor. The definitive version is available at http://www.sciencedirect.com The original PDF of the article can be found at Computers and Fluids website: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00457930/106/supp/C
HAL Id:hal-01104741
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
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Deposited By: Nicolas GOURDAIN
Deposited On:19 Jan 2015 10:11

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