Novel Simplified Blade Hub Line Optimization of High-Pressure Ratio Centrifugal Compressor Design Using Numerical Simulations

Abstract

The focus of this research is to numerically investigate the effect of blade hub line variation on the performance (Total pressure-ratio and Isentropic-Efficiency) of centrifugal compressor from stall to choke to study the operating range and stall margin. An optimization technique is carried out in which the meridional profile hub line is modified and compared with the high Mach number SRV2 compressor designed and fabricated by DLR (German Aerospace Center). Numerical simulations showed significant increase in the stall margin and operating range by bargaining on pressure ratio and isentropic efficiency. Reynolds Averaged Navier Stokes (RANS) based k-ε model is used to predict turbulence using numerical simulations. The value of Y plus for the structured mesh near the boundaries is kept 35. Blade hub line being the important parameter, has substantial performance improvement of centrifugal compressor. The novel design improved the stall margin by 44 percent while operating range from stall to choke has been upgraded by 7.5 percent.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/899/1/012010
Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Engineering and Technology > Mechanical, Biomedical & Design
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Publication ISSN: 1757-899X
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Published Date: 2020-07-01
Authors: Khan, A
Ahmad, F
Ali, S
Siddiqi, M R (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-7209-7863)
Ijaz, M Z

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