Computation of Three-Dimensional Turbulent Turbomachinery Flows Using a Coupled Parabolic-Marching Method

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K. R. Kirtley, B. Lakshminarayana

Applied Research Laboratory and Aerospace Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802

J. Turbomach 110(4), 549-556 (Oct 01, 1988) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3262230 History: Received December 10, 1987; Online November 09, 2009


A new coupled parabolic-marching method was developed to compute the three-dimensional turbulent flow in a turbine endwall cascade, a compressor cascade wake, and an axial flow compressor rotor passage. The method solves the partially parabolized incompressible Navier–Stokes equation and continuity in a coupled fashion. The continuity equation was manipulated using pseudocompressibility theory to give a convergent algorithm for complex geometries. The computed end-wall boundary layers and secondary flow compared well with the experimental data for the turbine cascade as did the wake profiles for the compressor cascade using a k –ε turbulence model. Suction side boundary layers, pressure distributions, and exit stagnation pressure losses compared reasonably well with the data for the compressor rotor.

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