12th European Conference on Turbomachinery Fluid dynamics & Thermodynamics

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Axial Turbines


paolo gaetani - Politecnico di milano
giacomo persico - Politecnico di Milano


This paper presents the results of an experimental study on the evolution of hot streaks generated by gas turbine burners in an un-cooled high-pressure turbine stage. The prescribed hot streaks were directed streamwise and characterized by a 20% over-temperature with respect to the main flow at the stage inlet. The hot streak was injected in four different circumferential positions with respect to the stator blade. Detailed temperature and aerodynamic measurements upstream and downstream of the stage, as well as in-between the blade rows, were performed. Measurements showed a severe temperature attenuation of the hot streaks within the stator cascade; some influence on the aerodynamic field was found, especially on the vorticity field, while the temperature pattern resulted in severe alteration depending on the injection position. Downstream of the rotor, the jet spread over the pitch above the midspan and was more concentrated at the hub. Rotor secondary flows were also enhanced by hot streaks.

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