INVESTIGATION OF COMPRESSIBLE FLOW THROUGH A TURBINE BLADE CASCADE FOR VARIOUS TRANSONIC FLOW REGIMES
Keywords:Transonic flow, turbine blade cascade, numerical simulations, transition
This paper deals with the numerical simulation of 2D transonic flow through the SE1050 turbine blade cascade at various flow conditions. The first one concerns the design operation with a zero incidence angle involved in the ERCOFTAC Database CFD-QNET and the second one with a +20° incidence angle corresponding to an off-design operation. Advanced mathematical models with two different models of the bypass transition to turbulence were applied for the simulation of different regimes of transonic flows as well as with attached and separated flows. Transition models proposed by Dick et al.  and by Menter and Smirnov  are based on transport equations for the intermittency coefficient. Numerical results were compared with experimental data based on the optical and pressure measurements.
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