Both linear and nonlinear frequency domain methods have been applied successfully to the investigation of time-periodic phenomena in turbomachinery. Linear methods allow to perform flutter analysis of turbomachinery blade rows very efficiently. Nonlinear frequency domain method can be applied to flutter analysis as well. If a pseudo-time solution algorithm is employed as a solver the nonlinear frequency domain method takes advantage of the stabilizing effect of the nonlinear coupling of the harmonics. Additionally, it allows studying the influence of nonlinear effects on the flutter stability. A linear GMRes based method and a harmonic balance method using a pseudo-time solution approach are compared with respect to computational efficiency when applied to the flutter analysis of blades of a stationary gas turbine and a low pressure turbine of a jet engine. It is shown that both methods have their merits and limitation depending on the type of problem at hand.
Comparison of Linear and Nonlinear Frequency Domain Methods for Flutter Analysis
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Kersken, H, Ashcroft, G, Frey, C, Wolfrum, N, & Pütz, O. "Comparison of Linear and Nonlinear Frequency Domain Methods for Flutter Analysis." Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo 2018: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition. Volume 2C: Turbomachinery. Oslo, Norway. June 11–15, 2018. V02CT42A016. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/GT2018-75626
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