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Wake, shock and potential field interactions in a 1.5 stage turbine: Part I: Vane-rotor and rotor-vane interaction

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Roger William Moss


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The composition of the time-resolved surface pressure field around a high-pressure rotor blade caused by the presence of neighboring blade rows was studied, with the individual effects of wake, shock and potential field interaction being determined. Two test geometries were considered: first, a high-pressure turbine stage coupled with a swan-necked diffuser exit duct; secondly, the same high-pressure stage but with a vane located in the downstream duct. Both tests were carried out at engine-representative Mach and Reynolds numbers. By comparing the results to time-resolved computational predictions of the flowfield, the accuracy with which the computation predicts blade interaction was determined. It was found that in addition to upstream vane-rotor and rotor-downstream vane interactions, a new interaction mechanism was found resulting from the interaction between the downstream vane's potential field and the upstream vane's trailing edge potential field and shock.

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Author(s): Miller RJ, Moss RW, Ainsworth RW, Harvey NW

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: American Society of Mechanical Engineers, International Gas Turbine Institute, Turbo Expo (Publication) IGTI

Year of Conference: 2002

Pages: 715-723

Publisher: ASME


DOI: 10.1115/GT2002-30435

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Sponsor(s): The International Gas Turbine Institute

ISBN: 9780791836101