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Evaluation of the flow in an intermediate turbine duct at off-design conditions

Lars-Uno Axelsson (Institutionen för tillämpad mekanik, Strömningslära) ; T. Gunnar Johansson (Institutionen för tillämpad mekanik, Strömningslära)
ICAS 2008, 26th international congress of the aeronautical sciences, Alaska, August 2008 p. 3286-3295. (2008)
[Konferensbidrag, refereegranskat]

Intermediate turbine ducts are used in modern turbofan engines for connecting the highpressure turbine with the low-pressure turbine. The demands for engines with higher by-pass ratios require these ducts to be more "aggressive", i.e., to have a larger radial off-set and to be shorter. However, the flow in the intermediate turbine ducts are complex and therefore difficult to predict. Therefore a better understanding of the flow physics is necessary and measurements for CFD validation are needed. This paper presents time-averaged measurements of the flow in a state-at-the-art intermediate turbine duct with an upstream high-pressure turbine present. The investigation focuses on the intermediate turbine duct flow field development for different turbine conditions. The measurements consist of area traverses with a five-hole pressure probe at different axial locations within the intermediate turbine duct. In addition, a discussion of the endwall static pressure distribution and the overall pressure losses for the different conditions are done.

Denna post skapades 2008-08-15. Senast ändrad 2017-11-13.
CPL Pubid: 73046


Institutioner (Chalmers)

Institutionen för tillämpad mekanik, Strömningslära (2005-2017)



Chalmers infrastruktur