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Performance Evaluation of Linear Turbine Cascades Using Three-Dimensional Viscous Flow Calculations

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J. Moore, J. G. Moore

Mechanical Engineering Dept., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 107(4), 969-975 (Oct 01, 1985) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3239843 History: Received December 21, 1984; Online October 15, 2009

Abstract

The overall performance of two geometrically similar linear turbine cascades is calculated using an elliptic flow program. The increase in the mass-averaged total pressure loss is calculated within and downstream of the cascades and the results show good agreement with the measured values. The buildup and decay of the secondary kinetic energy are also shown; measurements are available for one of the cascades near and downstream of the trailing edge and these are in close agreement with the calculated values. Details of the flow development are also compared with measurements. Calculated velocity vectors near the endwall show the overturning revealed by surface flow visualization and similarly near the suction surface the strong spanwise flow is well calculated. Calculated contours of total pressure loss in cross-sectional planes confirm the important interaction of the passage vortex with the profile boundary layer at midspan. Regions of high loss near midspan are calculated downstream of both cascades; this three-dimensional flow development is followed in the calculations.

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