A Method of Measuring the Three-Dimensional Mean Flow and Turbulence Quantities Inside a Rotating Turbo-machinery Passage

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C. A. Gorton, B. Lakshminarayana

Department of Aerospace Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa.

J. Eng. Power 98(2), 137-144 (Apr 01, 1976) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3446123 History: Received November 22, 1974; Online July 14, 2010


A method of measuring the three-dimensional components of mean velocity and turbulence quantities within a rotating turbomachinery passage is developed through the use of hot wire anemometry techniques. Equations are derived which, when solved simultaneously and in conjunction with the data obtained from the hot wire anemometer measurements, will provide values for the radial, axial and tangential components of mean velocity, turbulence intensity and turbulence stress within the rotating turbomachinery passage. A three-bladed rocket pump inducer model, operating in air, was used in the experimentation. The method is very accurate and provides very useful information on the characteristics of the flow inside rotor passages hitherto unexplored.

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