Low Aspect Ratio Turbines

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Gunnar O. Ohlsson

Research Department, De Laval Ljungstrom Turbine Company, Stockholm-Nacka, Sweden

J. Eng. Power 86(1), 13-16 (Jan 01, 1964) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3675408 History: Received October 26, 1961; Online January 10, 2012


Four different axial, impulse turbines with extremely low aspect ratios (between 0.07 and 0.70) were tested over wide ranges of pressure and speed ratios. The influence on mass rate of flow and efficiency of Reynolds number and axial distance between stator and rotor is given. Stator and rotor efficiency, Mach number, and flow angles, as well as other quantities, are obtained by means of a wheel with axial outlet. Semiempirical formulas are given for turbine efficiency, stator efficiency, and rotor efficiency as functions of aspect ratio.

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