WIT Press


REDESIGN OF AN AXIAL COMPRESSOR WITH MASS FLOW REDUCTION OF 30%

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/EQ180091

Volume

222

Pages

9

Page Range

93 - 101

Published

2019

Author(s)

VIACHESLAV ALEKSEEVICH SEDUNIN, YURII MIRONOVICH BRODOV, OLEG VIACHESLAVOVICH KOMAROV, VITALIY LEONIDOVICH BLINOV, ALEXANDER VLADIMIROVICH SKOROKHODOV, SERGEY ALEKSANDROVICH SERKOV

Abstract

In this paper redesign process of an axial compressor of a Gas Turbine for mechanical drive is discussed together with computational results and experimental data. The goal of the project was to reduce compressor mass flow by 30% and at the same time to increase compressor specific work by about 10%. This could not be achieved by conventional methods such as re-staggering of Inlet Guide Vanes. Throughflow and CFD calculations were performed for redesigned versions. As a result an updated compressor was produced for the real engine and achieved design objectives. This paper shows how the swept area distribution along the compressor affects stage loading distribution and surge limits.

Keywords

axial compressor of gas turbine, CFD computations, meridional contours, flow path, profiling of compressor blades, verification of computational model