Volume 12, Issue 2 (2011)                   Modares Mechanical Engineering 2011, 12(2): 72-86 | Back to browse issues page

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fathi A, Shadaram A. Optimization of a 10-Stage Axial Flow Compressor Using Streamline Curvature Method with Respect to Aerodynamic Criteria. Modares Mechanical Engineering. 2011; 12 (2) :72-86
URL: http://journals.modares.ac.ir/article-15-679-en.html
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This paper has been presented a new method for optimum design of multi-stage axial flow compressor blades considering overall performance and stage matching. This tool is made up of an optimization algorithm, a flow solver and a parametric geometry generation system. A two-dimensional streamline curvature code has been improved to evalute the compressor performance parameters and flow field. Design parameters consist of geometrical parameters and aerodynamic performance parameters include the minimum loss of blade and allowable range of incidence. The efficiency increment of a 10-stage compressor has been investigated to evaluate the proposed method. The geometry of three front stages of compressor is fixed, the geometry of three middle stages is optimized and four rear stages have been re-staggered. At the first, compressor is optimized by re-designing middle stages and second, it is optimized by re-designing middle stages and re-staggering rear stages. In best case, compressor efficiency has been improved by 1.18 in nominal speed and 1.83 percent in 95% of nominal speed.
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Received: 2011/11/19 | Accepted: 2012/02/14 | Published: 2012/06/21

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