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Zonal large-eddy simulation of a tip leakage flow

Boudet, Jérôme and Caro, Joëlle and Li, Bo and Jondeau, Emmanuel and Jacob, Marc C. Zonal large-eddy simulation of a tip leakage flow. (2016) International Journal of Aeroacoustics, 15 (6-7). 646-661. ISSN 1475-472X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1475472X16659215


The flow induced by the clearance between the tip of an isolated airfoil and an end-plate is investigated numerically, using a zonal approach with large-eddy simulation in the region of interest. The results are analyzed in comparison with available experimental data, presented in a companion paper. The incoming boundary layer and the pressure distribution around the blade are evaluated. The description of the inflow-jet deviation, with an averaged approach, enables to represent the proper loading on the airfoil. Also, particular attention is paid to the powerful tipleakage vortex. The vortex characteristics are investigated using specific functions to locate its center and quantify its width. Overall, good results are obtained for the flow statistics and spectra. Furthermore, a very good description of the far-field pressure is achieved using the acoustic analogy, and the results confirm that the tip-flow essentially radiates in the central frequency range (0.7 kHz, 7 kHz).

Item Type:Article
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Other partners > Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon - INSA (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université Claude Bernard-Lyon I - UCBL (FRANCE)
Other partners > Ecole Centrale de Lyon (FRANCE)
Laboratory name:
Agence National de la Recherche (France) - National Science Foundation of China (NSFC) - Centre Acoustique Lyonnais (CeLyA)
Deposited On:04 Nov 2016 12:38

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