Journal article

On the Identification and Decomposition of the Unsteady Losses in a Turbine Cascade

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

JOURNAL OF TURBOMACHINERY-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME | ASME | Published : 2019

Abstract

The present paper describes the application of proper orthogonal decomposition (POD) to large eddy simulation (LES) of the T106A low-pressure-turbine profile with unsteady incoming wakes at two different flow conditions. Conventional data analysis applied to time averaged or phase-locked averaged flow fields is not always able to identify and quantify the different sources of losses in the unsteady flow field as they are able to isolate only the deterministic contribution. A newly developed procedure allows such identification of the unsteady loss contribution due to the migration of the incoming wakes, as well as to construct reduced order models that are able to highlight unsteady losses d..

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Awarded by UK turbulence consortium


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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank General Electric Global Research for permission to publish this work. Computations have been conducted on the UK national facility ARCHER using resources provided by the UK turbulence consortium under Grant No. EP/L000261/1.