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Aerodynamic Losses of a Cambered Turbine Vane: Influences of Surface Roughness and Freestream Turbulence Intensity

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Qiang Zhang, Phillip M. Ligrani

University of Utah

Paper No. IMECE2005-81657, pp. 489-501; 13 pages
  • ASME 2005 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Heat Transfer, Part A
  • Orlando, Florida, USA, November 5 – 11, 2005
  • Conference Sponsors: Heat Transfer Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4221-5 | eISBN: 0-7918-3769-6
  • Copyright © 2005 by ASME


The effects of surface roughness and freestream turbulence level on the aerodynamic performance of a turbine vane are experimentally investigated. Wake profiles are measured with three different freestream turbulence intensity levels (1.1%, 5.4% and 7.7%) at two different locations downstream of the test vane trailing edge (one and 0.25 axial chord lengths). Chord Reynolds number based on exit flow conditions is 0.9 × 106 . The Mach number distribution and the test vane configuration both match arrangements employed in an industrial application. Four cambered vanes with different surface roughness levels are employed in this study. Effects of surface roughness on the vane pressure side on the profile losses are relatively small compared with suction side roughness. Overall effects of turbulence on local wake deficits of total pressure, Mach number, and kinetic energy are almost negligible in most parts of the wake produced by the smooth test vane, except that higher freestream losses are present at higher turbulence intensity levels. Profiles produced by test vanes with rough surfaces show apparent lower peak values in the center of the wake. Integrated Aerodynamic Losses (IAL) and area-averaged loss coefficient YA are also presented and compared with results from other research groups.

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