Experimental and Computational Study of the Unsteady Flow in a 1.5 Stage Axial Turbine With Emphasis on the Secondary Flow in the Second Stator PUBLIC ACCESS

[+] Author Affiliations
Ralf E. Walraevens, Heinz E. Gallus

RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany

Alexander R. Jung, Jürgen F. Mayer, Heinz Stetter

University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

Paper No. 98-GT-254, pp. V001T01A069; 15 pages
  • ASME 1998 International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exhibition
  • Volume 1: Turbomachinery
  • Stockholm, Sweden, June 2–5, 1998
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-7862-0
  • Copyright © 1998 by ASME


A study of the unsteady flow in an axial flow turbine stage with a second stator blade row is presented. The low aspect ratio blades give way to a highly three-dimensional flow which is dominated by secondary flow structures. Detailed steady and unsteady measurements throughout the machine and unsteady flow simulations which include all blade rows have been carried out. The presented results focus on the second stator flow. Secondary flow structures and their origins are identified and tracked on their way through the passage. The results of the time-dependent secondary velocity vectors as well as flow angles and Mach number distributions as perturbation from the time-mean flow field are shown in cross-flow sections and azimuthal cuts throughout the domain of the second stator. At each location the experimental and numerical results are compared and discussed. A good overall agreement in the time-dependent flow behaviour as well as in the secondary flow structures is stated.

Copyright © 1998 by ASME
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