Optimal Design and Tolerancing of Compressor Blades Subject to Manufacturing Variability
Author(s)Dow, Eric A.; Wang, Qiqi
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This paper presents a computational approach for optimal robust design and tolerancing of turbomachinery compressor blades that are subject to geometric variability. This approach simultaneously determines the optimal blade geometry and manufacturing tolerances to minimize the overall cost of producing and operating the resulting compressor blades. A pathwise sensitivity method is used to compute gradient information that is in turn used to optimize the design and tolerances. Results for a two-dimensional subsonic compressor are presented, demonstrating the significant performance improvements that can be achieved using the proposed approach.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Proceedings of the 16th AIAA Non-Deterministic Approaches Conference
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Dow, Eric A., and Qiqi Wang. “Optimal Design and Tolerancing of Compressor Blades Subject to Manufacturing Variability.” 16th AIAA Non-Deterministic Approaches Conference (January 10, 2014).
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