Сomputational and Experimental Investigation of Aerodynamic Characteristics of a Counter-Rotating fan Using Various Software Packages

Authors: Martirosyan A.A., Mileshin V.I., Druzhinin Ya.M., Kozhemyako P.G. Published: 22.04.2019
Published in issue: #2(125)/2019  

DOI: 10.18698/0236-3941-2019-2-115-130

Category: Power Engineering | Chapter: Turbomachines and Combination Turbine Plants  
Keywords: counter-rotating fan, ANSYS CFX, 3D–IMP–MULTI, NUMECA FINE TURBO, k–ε turbulence model, Shear Stress Transport

The paper presents the results of computing aerodynamic properties of the CRTF2A counter-rotating cowled fan developed as part of the European VITAL program. To achieve these results, we used the following software packages: NUMECA FINE TURBO, ANSYS CFX and CIAMs own 3D--IMP--MULTI hydrocode. We use the RANS approach to model turbulent flows. We performed a three-dimensional computation, completing Reynolds-averaged Navier --- Stokes equations by various turbulence models for the following relative angular frequency modes: n = 1 and 0.9. We used the following turbulence models available in the software packages: k--ε (ANSYS CFX, 3D--IMP--MULTI), k--ε (ANSYS CFX, NUMECA FINE TURBO, 3D--IMP--MULTI), SST (NUMECA FINE TURBO, ANSYS CFX, 3D--IMP--MULTI). We plotted head characteristics for each software package and determined the main differences. We plotted adiabatic efficiency and total pressure ratios as functions of height for the first and second rotors at the maximum efficiency points for both modes in the ANSYS CFX, NUMECA FINE TURBO and 3D--IMP--MULTI software packages


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