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Numerical investigation of rotor wake-stator interaction

Gürak, Derya
In this thesis, numerical solutions of a 2D stator compressor cascade at a given inlet Mach number (0.7) and four values of incidence (49°, 51°, 53° and 55°) are obtained. Reynolds averaged, thin layer, compressible Navier Stokes equations are solved. Different grid types have been generated. Finite differencing approach and LU - ADI splitting technique are used. Three block parallel Euler and Navier Stokes solutions are compared with the experimental results. Baldwin-Lomax turbulence model is used in the turbulent predictions and boundary layer comparisons and numerical results are in good agreement with the experiment. On the last part of the study, a rotor wake in the inlet flow has been introduced in the steady and unsteady analyses. The influence of this wake and the wake location in the inlet flow, to the total force and pressure is presented. The results have been showed that there is a relationship between the wake position and the incidence value of the case.