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Derivation of the viscous Moore-Greitzer equation for aeroengine flow
Department of Mathematics, UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, United States.
Department of Mathematics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, United States.
Swedish Defence Research Agency, FOI, P.O. Box 1165, SE-581 11 Linkoping, Sweden.
2007 (English)In: Journal of Mathematical Physics, ISSN 0022-2488, Vol. 48, no 6Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The viscous Moore-Greitzer equation modeling the airflow through the compression system in turbomachines, such as a jet engine, is derived using a scaled Navier-Stokes equation. The method utilizes a separation of scale argument based on the different spatial scales in the engine and the different time scales in the flow. The pitch and size of the rotor-stator pair of blades provides a small parameter, which is the size of the local cell. The motion of the stator and rotor blades in the compressor produces a very turbulent flow on a fast time scale. The leading order equation, for the fast time and local scales, describes this turbulent flow. The next order equations produce an axisymmetric swirl and a flow pattern analogous to Rayleigh-B´nard convection rolls in Rayleigh-B´nard convection. On a much larger spatial scale and a slower time scale, there exist modulations of the flow including instabilities called surge and stall. A higher order equation, in the small parameter, describes these global flow modulations, when averaged over the small (local) spatial scales, the fast time scale, and the time scale of the vortex rotations. Thus a more general system of spatially global, slow time equations is obtained. This system can be solved numerically without any approximations. The viscous Moore-Greitzer equation is obtained when small inertial terms are dropped from these slow time, spatially global equations averaged once more in the axial direction. The new equations are simulated with two different simplifying assumptions and the results are compared with simulations of the viscous Moore-Greitzer equations. © 2007 American Institute of Physics.

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2007. Vol. 48, no 6
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Natural Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-49377DOI: 10.1063/1.2534332OAI: diva2:270273
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