Influence of temperature distribution on radial growth of compressor discs

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Abstract

For the next generation of aero-engines, manufacturers
are planning to increase the overall compressor pressure ratio
from existing values around 50:1 to values of 70:1. The
requirement to control the tight clearances between the blade
tips and the casing over all engine-operating conditions is a
challenge for the engine designer attempting to minimise tipclearances
losses. Accurate prediction of the tip clearance
requires an accurate prediction of the radial growth of the
compressor rotor, which depends on the temperature
distribution of the disc. The flow in the rotating cavities
between adjacent discs is buoyancy-driven, which creates a
conjugate heat transfer problem: the disc temperature
depends on the radial distribution of Nusselt number, which
in turn depends on the radial distribution of disc temperature.
This paper focuses on calculating the radial growth of a
simplified compressor disc in isolation from the other
components. Calculations were performed using onedimensional
(1D) theoretical and two-dimensional finiteelement
computations (2D FEA) for overall pressure ratios
(OPR) of 50:1, 60:1 and 70:1. At each pressure ratio,
calculations were conducted for five different temperature
distributions; the distribution based on an experimentallyvalidated
buoyancy model was used as the datum case, and
results from this were compared with those from linear,
quadratic, cubic and quartic power laws.
The results show that the assumed distribution of disc
temperature has a significant effect on the calculated disc
growth, whereas the pressure ratio has only a relatively small
effect. The good agreement between the growth calculated by
the 1D theoretical model and the FEA suggests that the 1D
model should be useful for design purposes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2019: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Number of pages10
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 17 Jun 2019
EventASME Turbo Expo 2019 - Arizona, Phoenix, USA United States
Duration: 17 Jun 201921 Jun 2019
https://event.asme.org/Events/media/library/resources/turbo/Turbo-Expo-2019-Program.pdf

Conference

ConferenceASME Turbo Expo 2019
CountryUSA United States
CityPhoenix
Period17/06/1921/06/19
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Luberti, D., Tang, H., Scobie, J., Pountney, O., Owen, M., & Lock, G. (Accepted/In press). Influence of temperature distribution on radial growth of compressor discs. In Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2019: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition [GT2019-91848] American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Influence of temperature distribution on radial growth of compressor discs. / Luberti, Dario; Tang, Hui; Scobie, James; Pountney, Oliver; Owen, Mike; Lock, Gary.

Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2019: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2019. GT2019-91848.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Luberti, D, Tang, H, Scobie, J, Pountney, O, Owen, M & Lock, G 2019, Influence of temperature distribution on radial growth of compressor discs. in Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2019: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition., GT2019-91848, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), ASME Turbo Expo 2019, Phoenix, USA United States, 17/06/19.
Luberti D, Tang H, Scobie J, Pountney O, Owen M, Lock G. Influence of temperature distribution on radial growth of compressor discs. In Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2019: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). 2019. GT2019-91848
Luberti, Dario ; Tang, Hui ; Scobie, James ; Pountney, Oliver ; Owen, Mike ; Lock, Gary. / Influence of temperature distribution on radial growth of compressor discs. Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2019: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2019.
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