Three Dimensional Navier–Stokes Analysis of Turbine Passage Heat Transfer

TitleThree Dimensional Navier–Stokes Analysis of Turbine Passage Heat Transfer
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication1991
AuthorsAmeri AA, Arnone A
Conference Name27th AIAA/SAE/ASME/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference
KeywordsHeat Transfer

The three-dimensional Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes equations are numerically solved to obtain the pressure distribution and heat transfer rates on the endwalls and the blades of two linear turbine cascades. The TRAF3D code which has recently been developed in a joint project between researchers from the University of Florence and NASA Lewis Research Center is used. The effect of turbulence is taken into account by using the eddy viscosity hypothesis and the two-layer mixing length model of Baldwin and Lomax. Predictions of surface heat transfer are made for Langston's cascade and compared with the data obtained for that cascade by Graziani. The comparison was found to be favorable. The code is also applied to a linear transonic rotor cascade to predict the pressure distributions and heat transfer rates.


June 24–26, Sacramento, CA, USA, AIAA paper 91–2241