Journal article

Identification and quantification of losses in a LPT cascade by POD applied to LES data

D Lengani, D Simoni, R Pichler, RD Sandberg, V Michelassi, F Bertini

International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow | Elsevier | Published : 2018


A POD based procedure has been developed to identify and account for the different contributions to the entropy production rate caused by the unsteady aerodynamics of a low-pressure (LP) turbine blade. LES data of the extensively studied T106A cascade have been used to clearly highlight the capability of POD to identify deterministic incoming wake related modes, stochastic fine-scale structures embedded within the bulk of the wake carried during migration, and coherent structures originating in the boundary layer as a consequence of the wake-boundary layer interaction process. The POD modes computed by a kinematic kernel generate a full and complete basis, where both the velocity and enthalp..

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