On the Prediction of Unsteady Forces on Gas-Turbine Blades: Part 1 — Typical Results and Potential-Flow-Interaction Effects PUBLIC ACCESS

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Theodosios P. Korakianitis

Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Paper No. 88-GT-89, pp. V001T01A038; 8 pages
  • ASME 1988 International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 1: Turbomachinery
  • Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 6–9, 1988
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-7918-4
  • Copyright © 1988 by ASME


This paper is a contribution to the study of the generation of unsteady forces on turbine blades due to potential-flow interaction and viscous-wake interaction from upstream blade rows. A computer program is used to compute the unsteady forces on a rotor. The accuracy of the computer program is tested by comparing the results of a steady-flow calculation case and of an unsteady-flow calculation case with theory and experiment respectively. Results are shown for typical stator-to-rotor-pitch ratios and stator outlet-flow angles. These results show that the first spatial harmonic of the unsteady force may decrease for higher stator-to-rotor-pitch ratios. This trend is explained by considering the mechanisms by which the unsteady forces are generated. In this paper the mechanism by which the potential-flow interaction affects the flow field to generate these unsteady forces is shown to vary with the stator-to-rotor-pitch ratio and with the outlet flow angle of the stator.

Copyright © 1988 by ASME
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