Accession Number:

ADA482053

Title:

Toward the Expansion of Low-Pressure-Turbine Airfoil Design Space (Postprint)

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP EAST HARTFORD CT PRATT AND WHITNEY DIV

Report Date:

2008-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

Future engine requirements, including high-altitude flight of unmanned air vehicles as well as a movement to reduce engine cost and weight, are challenging the current state of the art in low-pressure-turbine airfoil design. These new requirements present low-Reynolds number challenges as well as the need for high-performance high-lift design concepts. Here we report on an effort to expand the relatively well established design space for low-pressure turbine airfoils. Analytical and experimental mid-span performance data and loadings are presented for four new airfoil designs based on the Pack B velocity triangles. The new designs represent a systematic expansion of low-pressure turbine airfoil design space through the application of high-lift design concepts for front- and aft-loaded airfoils. Taken holistically, the results presented here demonstrate accurate transition modeling provides a reliable method to develop optimized, very high-lift airfoil designs.

Subject Categories:

  • Hydraulic and Pneumatic Equipment
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE