NUMERICAL ANALYSIS OF CONTROLLING SEPARATION IN AXIAL CASCADES BY EXCITATION OF PERIODICAL INCOMING WAKE
Numerical analysis has been performed of time-space structures in a large turning angle axial cascade subject to unsteady incoming wake excitation. The results have shown that intentional unsteady excitation could increase the cascade’s time-averaged performance. As a result, the vortex structures corresponding to the external exciting frequency are strengthened and other disordered vortices are involved, so that the separation structures of the suction surface are translated from disorder to order. Two interaction regimes between incoming periodic wakes and separation structures are analyzed, indicating that turbulent kinetic energy can enhance momentum interchange and that wave-vortex resonance can promote rolled-up and plus-minus pairing of vortices. Based on these, responses of separation structures from two periodic incoming wake regimes are compared. The feasibility of far-field noise reduction in ducting fans by using periodic incoming wake is considered.
Keywords:unsteady excitation, compressor cascade, separation control, incoming wake, vortex shedding
- Vol. 12 No. 1-2 (2008)
- Research article
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