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Transition Models for Turbomachinery Boundary Layer Flows: A Review

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Department of Flow, Heat and Combustion Mechanics, Ghent University, St.-Pietersnieuwstraat 41, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
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Institute of Aeronautics and Applied Mechanics, Warsaw University of Technology, Nowowiejska 24, 00-665 Warsaw, Poland
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Int. J. Turbomach. Propuls. Power 2017, 2(2), 4; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijtpp2020004
Received: 1 March 2017 / Revised: 31 March 2017 / Accepted: 5 April 2017 / Published: 11 April 2017
Current models for transition in turbomachinery boundary layer flows are reviewed. The basic physical mechanisms of transition processes and the way these processes are expressed by model ingredients are discussed. The fundamentals of models are described as far as possible, with a common structure of the equations and with emphasis on the similarities between the models. Tests of models reported in the literature are summarized and our own test is added. A conclusion on the performance of models is formulated. View Full-Text
Keywords: turbomachinery flows; transition models; boundary layers; bypass transition; separation-induced transition; wake-induced transition; Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes; intermittency; laminar kinetic energy turbomachinery flows; transition models; boundary layers; bypass transition; separation-induced transition; wake-induced transition; Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes; intermittency; laminar kinetic energy
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Dick, E.; Kubacki, S. Transition Models for Turbomachinery Boundary Layer Flows: A Review. Int. J. Turbomach. Propuls. Power 2017, 2, 4.

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