Design and Performance of a Fixed, Nonaccelerating Guide Vane Cascade That Operates Over an Inlet Flow Angle Range of 60 Deg

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J. M. Sanz, E. R. McFarland, N. L. Sanger, T. F. Gelder, R. H. Cavicchi

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio 44135

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 107(2), 477-484 (Apr 01, 1985) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3239753 History: Received January 05, 1984; Online October 15, 2009


A unique set of wind tunnel guide vanes are designed with an inverse design code and analyzed with a panel method and an integral boundary layer code developed at the NASA Lewis Research Center. The fixed guide vanes, 80 ft long with 6-ft chord length, were designed for the NASA Ames 40 × 80/80 × 120 ft Wind Tunnel. Low subsonic flow is accepted over a 60 deg range of inlet angle from either the 40 × 80 leg or the 80 × 120 leg of the wind tunnel, and directed axially into the main leg of the tunnel where drive fans are located. Experimental tests of 1/10-scale models were conducted to verify design calculations.

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