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Direct numerical simulations of a high pressure turbine vane

APS Wheeler, RD Sandberg, ND Sandham, R Pichler, V Michelassi, G Laskowski

Volume 2A: Turbomachinery | American Society of Mechanical Engineers | Published : 2015

Abstract

Copyright © 2015 by ASM. In this paper we establish a benchmark data set of a generic high-pressure turbine vane generated by direct numerical simulation (DNS) to resolve fully the flow. The test conditions for this case are a Reynolds number of 0.57 million and an exit Mach number of 0.9, which is representative of a modern transonic high-pressure turbine vane. In this study we first compare the simulation results with previously published experimental data. We then investigate how turbulence affects the surface flow physics and heat transfer. An analysis of the development of loss through the vane passage is also performed. The results indicate that free-stream turbulence tends to induce s..

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