Experimental investigation of disc cavity leakage flow and hub endwall contouring in a linear rotor cascade

Ryan D. Erickson, Terrence W Simon, Luzeng Zhang, Hee Koo Moon

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Abstract

An experimental study is carried out in a stationary linear cascade which simulates a turbine rotor to compare the thermal performance of two new axisymmetric endwall contour geometries. Measurements of endwall adiabatic film cooling effectiveness and near-endwall passage temperature fields are made for this purpose. In addition to documenting endwall contouring effects, a range of disc cavity leakage flow rates is investigated. This information is meant to quantify, over the range tested, the benefits and penalties of introducing leakage flow into the passage using the designated endwall contouring. Special attention is paid to determine whether the endwall curvature has any effect on the interaction between mainstream and secondary flows within the passage. Results indicate improved thermal performance when strong endwall curvature exists near the blade leading edge. The strong curvature causes cavity leakage flow to remain closer to the endwall, thereby increasing cooling effectiveness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASME 2011 Turbo Expo
Subtitle of host publicationTurbine Technical Conference and Exposition, GT2011
Pages1769-1780
Number of pages12
EditionPARTS A AND B
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
EventASME 2011 Turbo Expo: Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition, GT2011 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: Jun 6 2011Jun 10 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo
NumberPARTS A AND B
Volume5

Other

OtherASME 2011 Turbo Expo: Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition, GT2011
CountryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period6/6/116/10/11

Keywords

  • Contouring
  • Endwall
  • Leakage flow
  • Platform
  • Rotor

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