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Some unresolved physical problems in turbomachinery flows


Gostelow, JP and Horlock, JH and Walker, GJ, Some unresolved physical problems in turbomachinery flows, Proceedings, 8-11 December 2014, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-4. ISBN 978-0-646-59695-2 (2014) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Even for the ostensibly two-dimensional (2D) flow through cascades of blades, much of the basic flow physics is not well understood or predicted. A principal research focus in turbomachinery flows is presently on the computation of three dimensional (3D) flows. This paper is a reminder that 2D flows are also important and their problems are also not resolved. In cascade tests on a turbine nozzle vane many flow features have been identified in the 2D flow through the blade passage that require further attention. Of the issues identified, the focus of this paper is on three of these. The chosen topics are boundary layer transition, wake interaction effects including the calmed region, and shock-boundary layer interactions. The emphasis is on continuing to understand and represent the flow physics.

Item Details

Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:turbomachinery, flow, fluid mechanics, unresolved problems
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Fluid mechanics and thermal engineering
Research Field:Fluid mechanics and thermal engineering not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in engineering
UTAS Author:Walker, GJ (Professor Greg Walker)
ID Code:117338
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2017-06-07
Last Modified:2017-06-07

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