An analysis of a cylindrical cyclone separator used in aircraft turbine engine

Tomasz Jakub Szwarc

Avio Polska sp. z o.o. / Silesian University ofT echnology
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0391-3353

Włodzimierz Wróblewski



Tomasz Borzęcki

Avio Polska sp. z o.o.


Abstract

Cyclone separators are commonly used in the oil system of aircraft gas turbine engines
to separate air from oil. The major advantages of cyclone separators are simple structure and high reliability that eliminate the need for frequent inspections. The efficiency of a cyclone separator has a decisive impact on oil quality, which directly affects the efficiency of the oil system. The new generation of engines requires more compact separator designs to reduce weight and minimize project costs while maintaining (and often increasing) an engine’s efficiency and reliability.
To meet these requirements and optimize the separator structure, the flow of the air-oil mixture has to be modeled in the design process. The aim of this study was to present a numerical simulation of an aircraft turbine separator with the use of the volume of the fluid model.


Keywords:

Multi-phase flows, Air-oil separator, Gas turbine, Cyclone, volume of fluid method

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2020-07-07

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Szwarc, T. J., Wróblewski, W., & Borzęcki, T. (2020). An analysis of a cylindrical cyclone separator used in aircraft turbine engine. Technical Sciences, 23(2), 131–142. https://doi.org/10.31648/ts.5394

Tomasz Jakub Szwarc 
Avio Polska sp. z o.o. / Silesian University ofT echnology
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-0391-3353
Włodzimierz Wróblewski 

Tomasz Borzęcki 
Avio Polska sp. z o.o.



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