28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 23 - 28 September 2012, Brisbane, Australia
Paper ICAS 2012-4.4.1
THE EFFECT OF PLASMA ACTUATORS ON TIP CLEARANCE FLOWS IN COMPRESSOR ROTORS
A. R. Wadia, G. Jothiprasad*, S. Saddoughi*
GE Aviation, USA; *GE Global Research, USA
Keywords: plasma actuators, transonic compressor rotors
This research investigates different casing mounted dielectric barrier discharge actuator configurations for affecting tip leakage flow and suppressing stall inception on both a low-speed and a transonic compressor rotor with highly loaded tip regions. Plasma injection had a significant impact on the predicted tip-gap flow and improved stall margin.
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