Mainstream aerodynamic effects due to wheelspace coolant injection in a high-pressure turbine stage: Part I: Aerodynamic measurements in the stationary frame

Christopher McLean, Cengiz Camci, Boris Glezer

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Abstract

The relative aerodynamic and performance effects associated with rotor . NGV gap coolant injections were investigated in the Axial Flow Turbine Research Facility (AFTRF) of The Pennsylvania State University. This study quantifies the effects of the coolant injection on the aerodynamic performance of the turbine for radial cooling, impingement cooling in the wheelspace cavity and root injection. Overall, it was found that even a small quantity (1%) of cooling air can have significant effects on the performance character and exit conditions of the high pressure stage. Parameters such as the total-to-total efficiency, total pressure loss coefficient, and three-dimensional velocity field show local changes in excess of 5%, 2%, and 15% respectively. It is clear that the cooling air disturbs the inlet end-wall boundary layer to the rotor and modifies secondary flow development thereby resulting in large changes in turbine exit conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHeat Transfer; Electric Power; Industrial and Cogeneration
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Print)9780791878521
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
EventASME Turbo Expo 2001: Power for Land, Sea, and Air, GT 2001 - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: Jun 4 2001Jun 7 2001

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo
Volume3

Other

OtherASME Turbo Expo 2001: Power for Land, Sea, and Air, GT 2001
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans, LA
Period6/4/016/7/01

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    McLean, C., Camci, C., & Glezer, B. (2001). Mainstream aerodynamic effects due to wheelspace coolant injection in a high-pressure turbine stage: Part I: Aerodynamic measurements in the stationary frame. In Heat Transfer; Electric Power; Industrial and Cogeneration (Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo; Vol. 3). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/2001-GT-0119