Research on Similarity Scaling of Structure for Compressor Disc
To study the similarity scaling of structure for compressor disc, based on the basic rules of similarity scaling, physical speed of five linear scale factors (LSF) is determined, and the ratio of between centrifugal force and LSF is established, then the centrifugal force of single rotor blade and single rim flange with different LSF is obtained. Using the method of finite element numerical simulation, strength of four assessment projects including circumferential stress of disc heart, circumferential stress of cylindrical surface, radial stress of cylindrical surface and circumferential stress of meridian plane is analyzed. The results show that the maximum relative error among four assessment projects is only 2.60%, and stress level of disc corresponding to the different LSF is very close to each other. Then a conclusion can be got that the stress level of disc is little difference with itself geometry size, and the structure of disc can be designed pro rata scaling.
Liangchi Zhang, Chunliang Zhang, Jeng-Haur Horng and Zichen Chen
D. K. Tian and X. Y. Liu, "Research on Similarity Scaling of Structure for Compressor Disc", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 591-593, pp. 144-147, 2012