This work provides an accurate and efficient numerical method for turbomachinery flutter. The unsteady Euler or Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes equations are solved in integral form, the blade passages being discretised using a background fixed C-grid and a bodyfitted C-grid moving with the blade. In the overlapping region data are exchanged between the two grids at every time step, using bilinear interpolation. The method employs Roe’s second-order-accurate flux difference splitting scheme for the inviscid fluxes, a standard second-order discretisation of the viscous terms, and a three-level backward difference formula for the time derivatives. The dual-time-stepping technique is used to evaluate the nonlinear residual at each time step. The state-of-the-art second-order accuracy of unsteady transonic flow solvers is thus carried over to flutter computations. The code is proven to be accurate and efficient by computing the 4th Aeroelastic Standard Configuration, namely, the subsonic flow through a turbine cascade with flutter instability in the first bending mode, where viscous effect are found practically negligible. Then, for the very severe 11th Aeroelastic Standard Configuration, namely, transonic flow through a turbine cascade at off-design conditions, benchmark solutions are provided for various values of the inter-blade phase angle.

A numerical method for turbomachinery aeroelasticity

CINNELLA, Paola;
2004

Abstract

This work provides an accurate and efficient numerical method for turbomachinery flutter. The unsteady Euler or Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes equations are solved in integral form, the blade passages being discretised using a background fixed C-grid and a bodyfitted C-grid moving with the blade. In the overlapping region data are exchanged between the two grids at every time step, using bilinear interpolation. The method employs Roe’s second-order-accurate flux difference splitting scheme for the inviscid fluxes, a standard second-order discretisation of the viscous terms, and a three-level backward difference formula for the time derivatives. The dual-time-stepping technique is used to evaluate the nonlinear residual at each time step. The state-of-the-art second-order accuracy of unsteady transonic flow solvers is thus carried over to flutter computations. The code is proven to be accurate and efficient by computing the 4th Aeroelastic Standard Configuration, namely, the subsonic flow through a turbine cascade with flutter instability in the first bending mode, where viscous effect are found practically negligible. Then, for the very severe 11th Aeroelastic Standard Configuration, namely, transonic flow through a turbine cascade at off-design conditions, benchmark solutions are provided for various values of the inter-blade phase angle.
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