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Three-dimensional interactions in the rotor of an axial turbine

Hodson, HP and Banieghbal, MR and Dailey, GM (1995) Three-dimensional interactions in the rotor of an axial turbine. Journal of Propulsion and Power, 11. pp. 196-204. ISSN 0748-4658

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This article presents a study of the development of the three-dimensional flowfield within the rotor blades of a low-speed, large-scale axial flow turbine. Measurements have been performed in the rotating and stationary frames of reference. Time-mean data have been obtained using miniature five-hole pneumatic probes, whereas the unsteady development of the flow has been determined using three-axis subminiature hot-wire anemometers. Additional information is provided by the results of blade-surface flow-visualization experiments and surfacemounted hot-film anemometers. The development of the stator exit flow, as it passes through the rotor blades, is described. Unsteady data suggest that the presence of the rotor secondary and tip leakage flows restricts the region of unsteady interaction to near midspan when the stator wakes and secondary flows are adjacent to the suction surface. Surface-mounted hot-film data show that this affects the suction-side laminar-turbulent transition process. © 1995 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc., All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Div A > Turbomachinery
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