LDV Measurements of Turbulent Stresses in Radial Turbine Guide Vanes PUBLIC ACCESS

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Hasan Eroglu, Widen Tabakoff

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Paper No. 90-GT-075, pp. V001T01A026; 12 pages
  • ASME 1990 International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 1: Turbomachinery
  • Brussels, Belgium, June 11–14, 1990
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-7904-7
  • Copyright © 1990 by ASME


The results of Laser Doppler Velocimetry (LDV) measurements, in particular, turbulent stresses in radial turbine guide vanes are presented in this paper, in order to provide experimental data for the numerical predictions. The flow velocities were measured at upstream, inside and downstream of the guide vanes for two different mass flow rates (0.2 lb/s “0.0907 kg/s” and 0.3 lb/s “0.1361 kg/s”) using a two-component LDV system. The results are presented as contour plots of turbulent stresses. The LDV system consists of a 5 watt argon-ion laser, the seeding particle atomizer, the optical and the data acquisition systems. The optical components were arranged in the backward scatter mode to measure two orthogonal velocity components simultaneously. Frequency shifts were used on both components to determine the flow direction. The results indicate a significant transport of higher turbulence fluid into the suction surface-end wall corner by the end wall cross flows inside the passage. High turbulent stress gradients show that there is considerable flow mixing downstream of the flow passages. Turbulence was found to be locally anisotropic everywhere.

Copyright © 1990 by ASME
Topics: Turbulence , Stress , Turbines
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