Experimental study of two counter rotating axial flow fans

Abstract : ABSTRACT : The counter rotating subsonic axial flow fans could be a good solution for applications where the highly improved static pressure and efficiency are required without the increase of rotational speed and fan diameter. However, the mechanisms of high performance CRS and parameters influences are not well understood nowadays. This thesis is an experimental investigation of the performance and parameter studies of two counter rotatingaxial flow ducted fans. The design and measurement methods are based on the previous research work in Laboratory Dynfluid (Arts et Métiers ParisTech). Three Counter Rotating Stages (CRS) (named JW1, JW2 and JW3) are developed and tested on a normalized test bench (AERO2FANS). These systems have same design point and differ by the distribution of loading as well as the ratio of angular velocity between the Front Rotor (FR) and Rear Rotor (RR). The first part of results focus on the JW1. The overall performance is obtained by the experimental results of the static pressure rise and static efficiency, as well as the wall pressure fluctuations recorded by a microphone on the casing wall. The parameter study is conducted to investigate the effects of the axial distance and the ratio of angular velocity between the FR and RR on the global performance and flow fields measured by Laser Doppler Velocimetry (LDV).The last part of the work is devoted to analyze the differences of the three CRS with different distribution of work, in terms of the global performance and flow features.
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Juan Wang. Experimental study of two counter rotating axial flow fans. Mechanics [physics.med-ph]. Ecole nationale supérieure d'arts et métiers - ENSAM, 2014. English. ⟨NNT : 2014ENAM0024⟩. ⟨tel-01078162⟩

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