An Eleven Parameter Axial Turbine Airfoil Geometry Model PUBLIC ACCESS

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L. J. Pritchard

Williams International, Walled Lake, MI

Paper No. 85-GT-219, pp. V001T03A058; 12 pages
  • ASME 1985 International Gas Turbine Conference and Exhibit
  • Volume 1: Aircraft Engine; Marine; Turbomachinery; Microturbines and Small Turbomachinery
  • Houston, Texas, USA, March 18–21, 1985
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-7938-2
  • Copyright © 1985 by ASME


The mathematical derivation, and FORTRAN code, of a comprehensive but easy to use geometry model for axial flow turbine nozzles and rotors is presented. To uniquely define an airfoil on a cylinder the aerodynamicist need only specify the number of blades, and at each radius of interest: the axial and tangential chord, throat, uncovered turning, leading and trailing edge radii, inlet and exit blade angles, and inlet wedge angle. Default values exist for six of these geometric variables, which proves useful when starting a design. Both the suction and the pressure surfaces are described entirely by analytical functions. Sample airfoils are included that demonstrate the effect of each parameter upon blade shape.

Copyright © 1985 by ASME
Topics: Turbines , Geometry , Airfoils
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