Prediction of unsteady flows in turbomachinery cascades using proper orthogonal decomposition Academic Article uri icon


  • A reduced-order model based on the proper orthogonal decomposition (POD) method is used to assess whether it can predict the highly unsteady flow in turbomachinery cascades. Three cases are considered: a transonic fan rotor called the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Rotor 67, a cascade of oscillating compressor blades called the 10th Standard Configuration, and a cascade of oscillating turbine blades called the 11th Standard Configuration. The governing equations used in this POD model, called zeta-POD, are written using the specific volume instead of density. This formulation of the governing equations allows the precomputation of the coefficients of the system of ordinary differential equations prior the flow simulation. Consequently, a significant speedup is obtained compared to the full-order model and a traditional, density-based POD. In addition, the accuracy of the zeta-POD model is compared against the full-order model and the density-based POD.

published proceedings

  • Physics of Fluids

author list (cited authors)

  • Krath, E. H., Carpenter, F. L., & Cizmas, P.

complete list of authors

  • Krath, Elizabeth H||Carpenter, Forrest L||Cizmas, Paul GA

publication date

  • March 2024