The work presents the results of a CFD campaign to investigate the impeller-diffuser interaction in a centrifugal compressor, taking advantage of experimental data from the open literature. Previous studies on the same turbomachine focused on an experimental investigation to understand the flow interaction between the impeller and the vaned diffuser. These experimental data have been used to validate the simulation approach and discuss its results. Several CFD models with increasing complexity have been developed to take into account different aspects. The steady analysis has been performed to highlight the potentials and limitations of such models and to carry out a first study of the flow. In order to analyze the impeller-diffuser interaction, a further model for the unsteady analysis has been set up. Two different operating points have been investigated: one on the surge limit and another in a more stable working zone. A good agreement with the experimental reference data has been obtained with the unsteady analysis and some insights in the complex flow field are deduced.
|Titolo:||Numerical investigation of impeller-vaned diffuser interaction in a centrifugal compressor|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.01 - Articolo su rivista|