Computation and Simulation of Wake-Generated Unsteady Pressure and Boundary Layers in Cascades: Part 1 — Description of the Approach and Validation PUBLIC ACCESS

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S. Fan, B. Lakshminarayana

Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Paper No. 94-GT-140, pp. V001T01A050; 16 pages
  • ASME 1994 International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 1: Turbomachinery
  • The Hague, Netherlands, June 13–16, 1994
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-7883-5
  • Copyright © 1994 by ASME


The unsteady pressure and boundary layers on a turbomachinery blade row arising from periodic wakes due to upstream blade rows are investigated in this paper. A time accurate Euler solver has been developed using an explicit four-stage Runge-Kutta scheme. Two dimensional unsteady non-reflecting boundary conditions are used at the inlet and the outlet of the computational domain. The unsteady Euler solver captures the wake propagation and the resulting unsteady pressure field, which is then used as the input for a 2-D unsteady boundary layer procedure to predict the unsteady response of blade boundary layers. The boundary layer code includes an advanced k-ε model developed for unsteady turbulent boundary layers. The present computational procedure has been validated against analytic solutions and experimental measurements. The validation cases include unsteady inviscid flows in a flat plate cascade and a compressor exit guide vane (EGV) cascade, unsteady turbulent boundary layer on a flat plate subject to a traveling wave, unsteady transitional boundary layer due to wake passing and unsteady flow at the mid-span section of an axial compressor stator. The present numerical procedure is both efficient and accurate in predicting the unsteady flow physics resulting from wake/blade-row interaction, including wake induced unsteady transition of blade boundary layers.

Copyright © 1994 by ASME
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