The Influence of Different Wake Profiles on Losses in a Low Pressure Turbine Cascade†
AbstractLarge eddy simulations were carried out in order to investigate the influence of unsteady incoming wakes with different profiles on the loss mechanisms of the high lift T106Alinear low-pressure turbine (LPT) cascade. Bars placed upstream of the LPT blade were set into rotation around their axis, thus generating circulation, as well as asymmetrical wake profiles. Three different rotation rates were simulated, yielding different wake parameters that were then compared to an actual turbine blade wake profile. Whereas the commonly-used non-rotating bars generated wakes with turbulent kinetic energy levels several times higher than that of an actual blade wake, the case with counter-clockwise rotation led to more rapid wake mixing. All three wakes were able to trigger boundary layer transition and thus intermittently prevent separation on the suction surface. However, the weaker the wakes, the larger and longer lasting the separation bubbles became, and an increase in profile losses could be observed. Interestingly, the configuration with the weakest wake and the largest separation bubble resulted in a reduction of the overall LPT loss. View Full-Text
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Hammer, F.; Sandham, N.D.; Sandberg, R.D. The Influence of Different Wake Profiles on Losses in a Low Pressure Turbine Cascade. Int. J. Turbomach. Propuls. Power 2018, 3, 10.
Hammer F, Sandham ND, Sandberg RD. The Influence of Different Wake Profiles on Losses in a Low Pressure Turbine Cascade. International Journal of Turbomachinery, Propulsion and Power. 2018; 3(2):10.Chicago/Turabian Style
Hammer, Florian; Sandham, Neil D.; Sandberg, Richard D. 2018. "The Influence of Different Wake Profiles on Losses in a Low Pressure Turbine Cascade." Int. J. Turbomach. Propuls. Power 3, no. 2: 10.
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