Axial Turbine Cascade Correlation
AbstractThe performance simulation of an axial turbine is achieved in a simple way from the calculation of velocity diagrams. For this purpose, a reliable loss model is needed for the flow through each stationary or rotating axial blade cascade. A loss coefficient assessment is conducted through the establishment of a correlation between the maximum profile velocity ratio and a circulation parameter, dedicated specifically to turbine cascades. A detailed examination of published wind tunnel cascade tests available in the literature provides enough experimental data to support the proposed correlation. Afterwards, the surface diffusion is quantified and the total pressure loss estimation is obtained from the boundary layer momentum thickness and conservation equations for the downstream flow. Further validation of the proposed loss model is presented from published experimental results in turbine cascades and stages. The simulation methodology is also demonstrated in two single-stage steam turbine units applied to the oil refining industry, in comparison with performance factory tests results. View Full-Text
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Leibsohn Martins, G. Axial Turbine Cascade Correlation. Appl. Sci. 2016, 6, 420.
Leibsohn Martins G. Axial Turbine Cascade Correlation. Applied Sciences. 2016; 6(12):420.Chicago/Turabian Style
Leibsohn Martins, Guilherme. 2016. "Axial Turbine Cascade Correlation." Appl. Sci. 6, no. 12: 420.
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