Wave rotor design method with three steps including experimental validation

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Shining Chan

School of Aerospace Engineering, Xiamen University, No. 422, Siming South Road, Siming District, Xiamen, Fujian, 361005, China

Huoxing Liu

National Key Laboratory of Science and Technology on Aero-Engine Aero-thermodynamics, School of Energy and Power Engineering, Beihang University, XueYuan Road, No. 37, Haidian district, Beijing 100191, China

Fei Xing

School of Aerospace Engineering, Xiamen University, No. 422, Siming South Road, Siming District, Xiamen, Fujian, 361005, China

Hang Song

AVIC CAPDI Integration Equipment Co., Ltd, No. 2 Gaoxin 3rd St, Changping District, Beijing, 102206, China

1Corresponding author.

ASME doi:10.1115/1.4038815 History: Received August 17, 2017; Revised November 14, 2017


This paper adapted and extended the preliminary two-step wave rotor design method with another step of experimental validation, so that it became a self-validating wave rotor design method with three steps. Firstly, the analytic design based on unsteady pressure wave models was elucidated and adapted to a design function. It was quick and convenient for a first prediction of the wave rotor. Secondly, the CFD simulation was adapted so that it helped to adjust the first prediction. It provided detailed information of the wave rotor inner flow. Thirdly, an experimental method was proposed to complement the validation of the wave rotor design. This experimental method realized tracing the pressure waves and the flows in the wave rotor with measurement on pressure and temperature distributions. The critical point of the experiment is that the essential flow characteristics in the rotor were reflected by the measurements in the static ports. In all, the three steps compensated for each other in a global design procedure, and formed an applicable design method for generic cases.

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