Viscous Flow Analysis in Mixed Flow Rotors

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I. Khalil, W. Tabakoff, A. Hamed

Department of Aerospace Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221

J. Eng. Power 102(1), 193-201 (Jan 01, 1980) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3230221 History: Received August 04, 1978; Online September 28, 2009


A method for analyzing the viscous flow through turbomachine rotors is presented. The field analysis is based on the solution of the full Navier-Stokes equations over the rotor blade-to-blade stream channels. An Alternating-Direction-Implicit method is employed to carry out the necessary numerical integration of the elliptic governing equations. The flow analysis may be applied to various types of turbomachine rotors. Preliminarily, only the case of laminar flows are considered in this paper. The flow characteristics within the rotors of a radial inflow turbine and a radial bladed compressor are investigated over a wide range of operating conditions. Excellent results are obtained when compared with existing experimental data. The method of this analysis is quite general and can deal with wide range of applications. Possible modification of the present study to deal with turbulent flow cases are also identified.

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