In order to advance the understanding of the fundamental mechanisms of axial skewed slot casing treatment and their effects on the subsonic axial-flow compressor flow field, the coupled unsteady flow through a subsonic compressor rotor and the axial skewed slot was simulated with a state-of-the-art multiblock flow solver. The computational results were first compared with available measured data, that showed the numerical procedure calculates the overall effect of the axial skewed slot correctly. Then, the numerically obtained flow fields were interrogated to identify the physical mechanism responsible for improvement in stall margin of a modern subsonic axial-flow compressor rotor due to the discrete skewed slots. It was found that the axial skewed slot casing treatment can increase the stall margin of subsonic compressor by repositioning of the tip clearance flow trajectory further toward the trailing of the blade passage and retarding the movement of the incoming∕tip clearance flow interface toward the rotor leading edge plane.
Numerical Investigations of the Coupled Flow Through a Subsonic Compressor Rotor and Axial Skewed Slot
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Lu, X., Chu, W., Zhu, J., and Zhang, Y. (September 25, 2008). "Numerical Investigations of the Coupled Flow Through a Subsonic Compressor Rotor and Axial Skewed Slot." ASME. J. Turbomach. January 2009; 131(1): 011001. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.2948959
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