Dynamic Model of Variable Inducer Shroud Bleed for Centrifugal Compressor Surge Suppression

K. Beneda(1*), J. Rohács(2)

(1) Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Department of Aeronautics, Naval Architecture and Railway Vehicles, Hungary
(2) Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Department of Aeronautics, Naval Architecture and Railway Vehicles, Hungary
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The requirements in widening the range of centrifugal compressor operation, combined with competent efficiency cannot be achieved using conventional methods. The need for low energy consumption, rapidly reacting actuation systems is inevitable also in the field of surge control. The goal of this paper is to develop the model of the Variable Inducer Shroud Bleed, focusing on the dynamic behavior of the system, which can be an alternative for other active surge suppression. In order to accomplish this requirement, the model has been realized in MATLAB Simulink environment, where a linear quadratic regulator (LQR) for optimal control also has been designed. The simulation results have been compared to measurement data from the compressor test bench at the Department Lab.
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Centrifugal Compressor; Surge; Surge Suppression; Variable Inducer Shroud Bleed; Linear Quadratic Regulator

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