Measured and Predicted Loss Generation in Transonic Turbine Blading,
CAMBRIDGE UNIV (ENGLAND)
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For a typical transonic turbine rotor blade, designed for use with coolant ejection, the trailing edge, or base loss is three to four times the profile boundary layer loss. The base region of such a profile is dominated by viscous effects and it seems essential to attack the problem of loss prediction by solving the compressible Navier-Stokes equations. However, such an approach is inevitably compromised by both numerical accuracy and turbulence modelling constraints. This paper describes a Navier-Stokes solver written for 2D blade blade flows and employing a simple two layer mixing length eddy viscosity model. Then, measured and predicted losses and base pressures are presented for two transonic rotor blades and attempts are made to assess the capabilities of the Navier-Stokes solver and to outline areas for future work.
- Fluid Mechanics
- Hydraulic and Pneumatic Equipment
- Jet and Gas Turbine Engines