This paper details the development of a Single Stage Centrifugal Compressor (SSCC) research facility at Purdue University in collaboration with Honeywell. The research vehicle is a Honeywell experimental compressor that has been specifically outfitted with a variety of instrumentation for research purposes. Both steady-state and fast-response instrumentation will be used to provide benchmark experimental data for performance and aeromechanics tool development and validation. Some unique facility aspects include real-time clearance control, active bleed flow management, fast-response pressure sensors embedded in the impeller, and a full circumferential traverse at the compressor inlet to facilitate inlet distortion quantification. The details of the facility and baseline results are presented.
Development of a Centrifugal Compressor Facility for Performance and Aeromechanics Research
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Lou, F, Harrison, HM, Fabian, JC, Key, NL, James, DK, & Srivastava, R. "Development of a Centrifugal Compressor Facility for Performance and Aeromechanics Research." Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo 2016: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition. Volume 2D: Turbomachinery. Seoul, South Korea. June 13–17, 2016. V02DT42A005. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/GT2016-56188
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