Journal article

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

MJ Brear, HP Hodson

JOURNAL OF FLUIDS ENGINEERING-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME | ASME | Published : 2004

Abstract

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 lowpressure turbine blade. Previous experimental studies have shown that the behavior 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 in ..

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