Throughflow Theory for Turbomachines.
Final rept. Oct 71-May 72,
WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE AEROSPACE RESEARCH LAB
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Throughflow theory for flow in axial turbomachines is formulated in a way to allow consideration of the effects of variable hub and tip radii, the effects of free boundaries and the effects of compressibility. A procedure is developed for the very rapid calculation of incompressible flow through many blade rows in an annulus of constant hub and tip radii. An analysis formulation including the effects of variation in wall radii is also presented. A variational procedure for the numerical description of highly nonlinear flow field is developed for the description of incompressible flows through many blade rows in ducts of varying hub and tip radii. The associated computer program leads to rapid calculation of desired examples. Finally, a computer program is given to calculate the effects of compressibility on radial equilibrium flows. Author
- Fluid Mechanics
- Jet and Gas Turbine Engines