Numerical Simulation of Steady Air Injection Flow Control Effects on a Transonic Axial Flow Compressor
In this work, steady air injection upstream of the blade leading edge was used in a transonic axial flow compressor, NASA rotor 37. The injectors were placed at 27 % upstream of the axial chord length at blade tip, the injection mass flow rate is 3% of the chock mass flow rate, and 3 yaw angles were used, respectively -20°, -30°, and -40°. Negative yaw angles were measured relative to the compressor face in opposite direction of rotational speeds. To reveal the mechanism, steady numerical simulations were performed using FINE/TURBO software package. The results show that the stall mass flow can be decreased about 2.5 %, and an increase in the total pressure ratio up to 0.5%.
I. Benhegouga and C. Yang, "Numerical Simulation of Steady Air Injection Flow Control Effects on a Transonic Axial Flow Compressor", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 224, pp. 352-357, 2012