10th European Conference on Turbomachinery Fluid dynamics & Thermodynamics

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Axial turbines


M. Giovannini, M. Marconcini, A. Arnone - 'Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Florence, Italy
F. Bertini - Avio Group, Rivalta di Torino, Italy


This paper presents an efficient “Phase-Lagged” method developed for turbomachinery applications. The method is based on the Generalized-Shape-Correction model. Moving averages techniques as well as double-passage domain formulation were adopted in order to reduce memory requirements and improve the model robustness. The model was used to evaluate the aerodynamic performance of the high pressure transonic turbine stage CT3, experimentally studied at the von Karm´ an Institute for Fluid Dynamics within the EU funded TATEF2 project. Results ´ are discussed and compared with both the available experimental data and the results obtained by means of both steady and unsteady scaled Full-Annulus approaches. Computational requirements of the GSC model are evaluated and presented showing that nowadays unsteady results can be reached at an affordable computational cost


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