Turbulent Spot Characterization and the Modeling of Transitional Heat Transfer in Turbines
Final rept. 1 Oct 1997-30 Sep 2000
SYRACUSE UNIV NY OFFICE OF SPONSORED PROGRAMS
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Optimum design of gas turbine blades depends on accurate prediction of boundary layer transition. The purpose of this research is to obtain more information on the generation. propagation and coalescence of turbulent spots in a transitional boundary layer and examine the effects of free stream turbulence pressure gradient and cross flow. Experimental data from this study may be used to improve existing CFD models, allowing designers to make more accurate predictions of transitional heat transfer in turbines.
- Fluid Mechanics
- Jet and Gas Turbine Engines