This paper investigates the linearized dynamics of three-dimensional bubbly cavitating flows in helical inducers. The purpose is to understand the impact of the bubble response on the radial and tangential rotordynamic forces exerted by the fluid on the rotor and stator stages of whirling turbomachines under cavitating conditions. The flow in the inducer annulus is modeled as a homogeneous inviscid mixture, containing vapor bubbles with a small amount of noncondensable gas. The effects of several contributions to the damping of the bubble dynamics are included in the model. The governing equations of the inducer flow are written in "body-fitted" orthonormal helical Lagrangian coordinates, linearized for small-amplitude perturbations about the mean flow, and solved by modal decomposition. The whirl excitation generates finite-speed propagation and resonance phenomena in the two-phase flow within the inducer. These, in turn, lead to a complex dependence of the lateral rotord...
|Autori:||D'AGOSTINO L; D'AURIA F; BRENNEN C.E|
|Titolo:||A Three-Dimensional Analysis of Rotordynamic Forces on Whirling and Cavitating Helical Inducers|
|Anno del prodotto:||1998|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|