Harmonic Balance Method for Turbomachinery Applications

Cvijetić, Gregor and Jasak, Hrvoje (2016) Harmonic Balance Method for Turbomachinery Applications. = Harmonic Balance Method for Turbomachinery Applications. In: 11th OpenFOAM Workshop, 26-30.06.2016., Guimarães, Portugal.

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Harmonic Balance method for non–linear, temporally–periodic incompressible flows is presented in this work. Assumption of a time periodic flow allows us to formulate 2n+1 coupled steady state problems using Fourier series expansion. By solving 2n+1 steady state problems, we obtain a flow field with transient effects [1]. Fourier series expansion is the core of the Harmonic Balance method, therefore the accuracy of the method depends on the number of specified harmonics, n. Moreover, the accuracy of the method also depends on the periodic nature of the problem. The implementation is carried out in a second–order accurate, polyhedral Finite Volume framework developed within foam–extend, a community driven fork of the OpenFOAM toolkit. The method was previously successfully validated and verified on pitching airfoil and pitching wing test cases. Its applications will now be further extended to include moving mesh and multiple frequencies, and presented on pumps and turbomachinery cases. Harmonic Balance results will first be compared against conventional steady state solver using Multiple Reference Frame (MRF) approach. head, efficiency and power will be compared, as well as the flow field details at specific locations of interest. Additionally, Harmonic Balance method will be compared against conventional transient solver, discussing the accuracy and simulation speed–up. Furthermore, the results obtained with all three numerical approaches shall be compared with available experimental data. Both 2D and 3D turbomachinery test cases will be presented. Harmonic Balance should provide an efficient compromise between accuracy and efficiency as it is capable of capturing transient flow features, while still providing a significant CPU time decrease. Steady state methods lack transient effects, but provide reasonable CPU time savings. On the other hand, transient simulations usually require unacceptably large computational resources in order to achieve periodic steady–state solution. For future work, Harmonic Balance method combined with adjoint optimisation approach shall be considered. This should offer significant improvement in the area of adjoint optimisation as it will include the transient effects.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Keywords (Croatian): harmonic balance method; periodic flows; openFoam; fourier expansion; turbomachinery
Subjects: TECHNICAL SCIENCE > Mechanical Engineering
Divisions: 500 Department of Energy, Power Engineering and Environment > 530 Chair of Turbomachinery
Indexed in Web of Science: No
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Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2017 16:34
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2018 13:11
URI: http://repozitorij.fsb.hr/id/eprint/7312

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