An Experimental Investigation Into the Effect of Wakes on the Unsteady Turbine Rotor Flow

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A. Binder, W. Förster, H. Kruse, H. Rogge

DFVLR Propulsion Institut, Cologne, W.-Germany

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 107(2), 458-465 (Apr 01, 1985) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3239749 History: Received January 12, 1984; Online October 15, 2009


Detailed measurements were carried out near and within a turbine rotor using the Laser-2-Focus velocimeter. Testing was performed in a single stage cold air turbine at off-design conditions with a stator outlet Mach number of approximately 0.8. Instantaneous and averaged results of the velocity, the yaw angle, and the turbulence intensity provided information on the rotor flow field. This report describes the periodical and random unsteady effects of the stator wakes impinging on the rotor blades. In particular the constant unsteadiness contours clearly disclose the development of the wakes cut by the rotor blades. The objective of the study was to gain more insight into unsteady flow phenomena affecting losses, heat transfer, and related problems.

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