A Design Point Correlation for Losses due to Part-Span Dampers on Transonic Rotors

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W. B. Roberts

Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind.

J. Eng. Power 101(3), 415-421 (Jul 01, 1979) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3446594 History: Received December 27, 1977; Online July 14, 2010


The design-point losses caused by part-span dampers were correlated for 21 transonic axial-flow fan rotors that had tip speeds varying from 350 to 488 meters per second and design pressure ratios of 1.5 to 2.0. The additional loss attributable to the damper and the total region along the blade height influenced were correlated with selected aerodynamic and geometric parameters. The maximum damper loss correlated well with the mean inlet Mach number at the damper location, the geometric parameters of leading- and trailing-edge damper radius normalized by mean passage height and damper aerodynamic chord, respectively, and the aerodynamic loading parameter of the blade camber divided by the solidity at the damper location. The region of damper influence extended over a mean passage height of the order of 10 to 15 times the maximum damper thickness.

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