Evaluation of Unsteady CFD Models Applied to the Analysis of a Transonic HP Turbine Stage

TitleEvaluation of Unsteady CFD Models Applied to the Analysis of a Transonic HP Turbine Stage
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsGiovannini M, Marconcini M, Arnone A, Bertini F
Conference Name10th European Conference on Turbomachinery Fluid Dynamics and Thermodynamics (ETC 2013)
Date Published04/2013
Conference LocationLappeenranta, Finland
ISBN Number978-952-265-385-7
Accession NumberWOS:000380614900060
Other NumbersScopus 2-s2.0-84918534667

This paper presents an efficient “Phase-Lagged” method developed for turbomachinery applications. The method is based on the Generalized-Shape-Correction model. Moving averages techniques as well as double-passage domain formulation were adopted in order to reduce memory requirements and improve the model robustness. The model was used to evaluate the aerodynamic performance of the high pressure transonic turbine stage CT3, experimentally studied at the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics within the EU funded TATEF2 project.

Results are discussed and compared with both the available experimental data and the results obtained by means of both steady and unsteady scaled Full-Annulus approaches. Computational requirements of the GSC model are evaluated and presented showing that nowadays unsteady results can be reached at an affordable computational cost.

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