2016
DOI: 10.1115/1.4034984
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Abstract: Unshrouded centrifugal compressor impellers typically operate at high rotational speeds and volume flow rates. The resulting high mean stress levels leave little margin for dynamic excitations that can cause high-cycle fatigue. In addition to the well-established high-frequency impeller blade excitations of centrifugal compressors caused by the stationary parts, such as vaned diffusers or inlet guide vanes (IGVs), the presented study addresses an unsteady rotating flow feature (rotating stall) which should be …

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