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The effect of wake passing on a flow separation in a low pressure turbine cascade

MJ Brear, HP Hodson

Proceedings of FEDSM'03 | Published : 2003


This paper describes an investigation into the effect that passing wakes have on a separation bubble that exists on the pressure surface and near the leading edge of a low pressure turbine blade. Previous experimental studies have shown that the behaviour of this separation is strongly incidence dependent and that it responds to its disturbance environment. The results presented in this paper examine the effect of wake passing in greater detail. Two dimensional, Reynolds averaged, numerical predictions are first used to examine qualitatively the unsteady interaction between the wakes and the separation bubble. The separation is predicted to consist of spanwise vortices whose development is i..

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