Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Numerical Analysis of Sub-Millimeter-Scale Microturbomachinery Aerothermodynamics

[+] Author Affiliations
Philippe B. Martel, Luc G. Fréchette

Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada

Paper No. IMECE2008-69048, pp. 87-96; 10 pages
  • ASME 2008 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 10: Heat Transfer, Fluid Flows, and Thermal Systems, Parts A, B, and C
  • Boston, Massachusetts, USA, October 31–November 6, 2008
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4871-5 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3840-2
  • Copyright © 2008 by ASME


This paper presents a complete numerical study of the aerothermodynamics of subsonic moderate Reynolds number microturbomachinery using 2D computational fluid dynamics (CFD) on 24 cascade geometries and covering over 2000 conditions. Profile and mixing losses, as well as deviation and heat transfer correlations are developed for use in mean-line analysis and design. Both losses and thermal transfer tend to increase with decreasing Reynolds number, Mach number, and throat width. Deviation follows large scale turbomachinery behavior but tends to increase with viscous effects. A slender cascade geometry using a modified profile is suggested, potentially increasing isentropic efficiency by as much as 15%. This work defines a solid foundation for the design of microturbines used in power microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), such as gas and steam microturbines with sub-millimeter-scale blade chords operating at moderate Reynolds numbers (100 < Rec < 2000).

Copyright © 2008 by ASME



Interactive Graphics


Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In