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Calculation of the Three-Dimensional, Steady, Inviscid Flow in a Transonic Axial Turbine Stage

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T. Arts

von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, B-1640 Rhode Saint Genèse, Belgium

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 107(2), 286-292 (Apr 01, 1985) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3239713 History: Received January 05, 1984; Online October 15, 2009

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to develop an approach to compute the three-dimensional, rotational, adiabatic, inviscid flow of a perfect gas in a transonic axial turbine stage. The time-dependent Euler equations, expressed in a cylindrical coordinate system, are solved using a time-marching method and a finite volume approach. The absolute flow is calculated in the stator, whereas the relative flow is computed in the rotor. A time-averaged blade row interaction is assumed. The method is applied to a transonic single-stage turbine. The calculated results agree well with the measured performance and three-dimensional aspects of the flow appear clearly.

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