Journal article

Using a New Entropy Loss Analysis to Assess the Accuracy of RANS Predictions of an HPT Vane

Yaomin Zhao, Richard D Sandberg

Journal of Turbomachinery | ASME International

Abstract

Abstract Entropy loss is widely used to quantify the efficiency of components in turbomachines, and empirical relations have been developed to estimate the contribution of different mechanisms. However, further analysis is still needed to not only get a deeper insight of the physics, but also to more accurately quantify the loss generation caused by different terms. In the present study, the entropy transport equations based on averaged flow quantities are first derived, and the entropy generation process is fully decomposed into several terms representing different physical mechanisms, such as mean viscous dissipation, turbulence production, mean and turbulent heat flux, etc...

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