CFD simulations on the compressor of a mini jet engine-I
Chong, Clarence Yew Keong.
Date of Issue2013
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles are an important part of today’s military technology as well as its use for surveillance. Mini jet engines are used for some of these UAVs that allows for better performance, range and speed. The following report will focus on the SR-30 jet engine compressor. This report aims to develop a basic framework for future unsteady simulations of the SR-30 compressor to aid experimental study of the SR-30 compressor in the future. SR-30 mini jet engine is one of the most common educational and commercially available compressors, and the study of the flow within its centrifugal compressor is helpful to understand its validity in the battlefield. In the following exercise, engineering software, GAMBIT, FLUENT and AXCENT are used for the construction of the mesh and the CFD simulation respectively. This research presents a CFD analysis using the multiple reference frame (MRF) in FLUENT to study the flow within the compressor at its operational speed of 60000rpm and 70000rpm. The FLUENT results show positive correlations between the mass flows and pressure ratios that follow similar trend of the results from AXCENT. In addition, it is found that pressure ratios and entropy are related and that pressure ratios are lower when entropy gain is large. Lastly, the MRF simulation can be use as a basic estimation for the sliding mesh simulation.
DRNTU::Engineering::Aeronautical engineering::Aircraft motors and engines
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University