The paper reports an activity aiming at the characterization of the acoustic noise of a centrifugal compressor for a currently made high performance engine. All the analyses are carried out through the use of Detached Eddy Simulation. During high-load / low-ngine speed operations of the engine, the compressor exhibits noise peaks above 150 dBA at relatively low frequencies, whose origin is relatively hard to rationalize. The use of three-dimensional CFD simulation appears to be very promising to gain a better understanding of the complex flow structures at the compressor inlet as well as to promote design optimizations aiming at limiting the acoustic emissivity of the component. In view of the dependency of the acoustic phenomena on the instantaneous pressure waves and flow structures, fully transient CFD simulations are highly recommended, together with the use of sophisticated numerical techniques such as Large Eddy and Detached Eddy simulation [1], [2], which are widely recognized to be able to better capture highly unstable features than the common RANS approach [3], [4]. In order to limit the computational cost of the analyses, preliminary steady-state RANS simulations are carried out to both initialize the flow field and to evaluate the grid capability to properly match the desired frequency spectrum.

CFD Analysis of the Acoustic Behavior of a Centrifugal Compressor for High Performance Engine Application / Fontanesi, Stefano; Paltrinieri, Stefano; Cantore, Giuseppe. - In: ENERGY PROCEDIA. - ISSN 1876-6102. - STAMPA. - 45:(2014), pp. 759-768. (Intervento presentato al convegno 68th Conference of the Italian Thermal Machines Engineering Association, ATI 2013 tenutosi a Bologna, ita nel 2013) [10.1016/j.egypro.2014.01.081].

CFD Analysis of the Acoustic Behavior of a Centrifugal Compressor for High Performance Engine Application

FONTANESI, Stefano;PALTRINIERI, STEFANO;CANTORE, Giuseppe
2014

Abstract

The paper reports an activity aiming at the characterization of the acoustic noise of a centrifugal compressor for a currently made high performance engine. All the analyses are carried out through the use of Detached Eddy Simulation. During high-load / low-ngine speed operations of the engine, the compressor exhibits noise peaks above 150 dBA at relatively low frequencies, whose origin is relatively hard to rationalize. The use of three-dimensional CFD simulation appears to be very promising to gain a better understanding of the complex flow structures at the compressor inlet as well as to promote design optimizations aiming at limiting the acoustic emissivity of the component. In view of the dependency of the acoustic phenomena on the instantaneous pressure waves and flow structures, fully transient CFD simulations are highly recommended, together with the use of sophisticated numerical techniques such as Large Eddy and Detached Eddy simulation [1], [2], which are widely recognized to be able to better capture highly unstable features than the common RANS approach [3], [4]. In order to limit the computational cost of the analyses, preliminary steady-state RANS simulations are carried out to both initialize the flow field and to evaluate the grid capability to properly match the desired frequency spectrum.
2014
68th Conference of the Italian Thermal Machines Engineering Association, ATI 2013
Bologna, ita
2013
45
759
768
Fontanesi, Stefano; Paltrinieri, Stefano; Cantore, Giuseppe
CFD Analysis of the Acoustic Behavior of a Centrifugal Compressor for High Performance Engine Application / Fontanesi, Stefano; Paltrinieri, Stefano; Cantore, Giuseppe. - In: ENERGY PROCEDIA. - ISSN 1876-6102. - STAMPA. - 45:(2014), pp. 759-768. (Intervento presentato al convegno 68th Conference of the Italian Thermal Machines Engineering Association, ATI 2013 tenutosi a Bologna, ita nel 2013) [10.1016/j.egypro.2014.01.081].
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