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Consequences of Borescope Blending Repairs on Modern High Pressure Compressor Blisk Aeroelasticity

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Benjamin Hanschke

Chair of Structural Mechanics and
Vehicle Vibration Technology,
Brandenburg University of Technology
Cottbus-Senftenberg,
Cottbus D-03046, Germany
e-mail: benjamin.hanschke@b-tu.de

Arnold Kühhorn

Chair of Structural Mechanics and
Vehicle Vibration Technology,
Brandenburg University of Technology
Cottbus-Senftenberg,
Cottbus D-03046, Germany

Sven Schrape, Thomas Giersch

Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG,
Blankenfelde-Mahlow D-15827, Germany

1Corresponding author.

Manuscript received February 14, 2018; final manuscript received September 21, 2018; published online January 16, 2019. Assoc. Editor: Coutier-Delgosha Olivier.

J. Turbomach 141(2), 021002 (Jan 16, 2019) (7 pages) Paper No: TURBO-18-1028; doi: 10.1115/1.4041672 History: Received February 14, 2018; Revised September 21, 2018

Objective of this paper is to analyze the consequences of borescope blending repairs on the aeroelastic behavior of a modern high pressure compressor (HPC) blisk. To investigate the blending consequences in terms of aerodynamic damping and forcing changes, a generic blending of a rotor blade is modeled. Steady-state flow parameters like total pressure ratio, polytropic efficiency, and the loss coefficient are compared. Furthermore, aerodynamic damping is computed utilizing the aerodynamic influence coefficient (AIC) approach for both geometries. Results are confirmed by single passage flutter (SPF) simulations for specific interblade phase angles (IBPA) of interest. Finally, a unidirectional forced response analysis for the nominal and the blended rotor is conducted to determine the aerodynamic force exciting the blade motion. The frequency content as well as the forcing amplitudes is obtained from Fourier transformation of the forcing signal. As a result of the present analysis, the change of the blade vibration amplitude is computed.

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Comparison of nominal and blended geometry CFD mesh

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Comparison of the displacement magnitude of the nominal and blended mode shapes

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Relative outlet flow angle

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Velocity field at blending position

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Relative static pressure of nominal geometry and blending repaired blade

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Aerodynamic damping curves

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Work done by aerodynamic forces for interblade phase angle of −102 deg at blade pressure side

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Work done by aerodynamic forces for interblade phase angle of −102 deg at blade suction side

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Line spectra of modal forcing

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Maximum local aerodynamic force comparison for blade pressure side

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Maximum local aerodynamic force comparison for blade suction side

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