Unsteady Heat Transfer in Stator–Rotor Interaction by Two-Equation Turbulence Model

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V. Michelassi, F. Martelli

Energetics Department “Sergio Stecco,” University of Florence, Florence, Italy

R. Dénos, T. Arts, C. H. Sieverding

Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Rhode Saint Genèse, Belgium

J. Turbomach 121(3), 436-447 (Jul 01, 1999) (12 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2841336 History: Received February 01, 1998; Online January 29, 2008


A transonic turbine stage is computed by means of an unsteady Navier–Stokes solver. A two-equation turbulence model is coupled to a transition model based on integral parameters and an extra transport equation. The transonic stage is modeled in two dimensions with a variable span height for the rotor row. The analysis of the transonic turbine stage with stator trailing edge coolant ejection is carried out to compute the unsteady pressure and heat transfer distribution on the rotor blade under variable operating conditions. The stator coolant ejection allows the total pressure losses to be reduced, although no significant effects on the rotor heat transfer are found both in the computer simulation and the measurements. The results compare favorably with experiments in terms of both pressure distribution and heat transfer around the rotor blade.

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