Three-dimensional navier-stokes computation of turbomachinery flows using an explicit numerical procedure and a coupled κ-ε turbulence model

R. F. Kunz, B. Lakshminarayana

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Abstract

An explicit, three-dimensional, coupled Navier-Stokes/κ-ε technique has been developed and successfully applied to complex internal flow calculations. Several features of the procedure, which enable convergent and accurate calculation of high Reynolds number twodimensional cascade flows have been extended to three-dimensions, including a low Reynolds number compressible form of the κ-ε turbulence model, local timestep specification based on hyperbolic and parabolic stability requirements, and eigenvalue and local velocity scaling of artificial dissipation operators. A flux evaluation procedure which eliminates the finite difference metric singularity, at leading and trailing edges, on H- And C-grids, is presented. The code is used to predict the pressure distribution, primary velocity and secondary flows in an incompressible, turbulent curved duct flow for which CFD validation quality data is available. Also, a subsonic compressor rotor passage, for which detailed laser, rotating hot-wire and five-hole pressure probe measurements have been made is computed. Detailed comparisons between predicted and measured core flow and near wall velocity profiles, wake profiles, and spanwise mixing effects downstream of the rotor passage are presented for this case. It is found that the technique provides accurate and convergent engineering simulation of these complex turbulent flows.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTurbomachinery
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791878989
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
EventASME 1991 International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exposition, GT 1991 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Jun 3 1991Jun 6 1991

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo
Volume1

Other

OtherASME 1991 International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exposition, GT 1991
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period6/3/916/6/91

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Kunz, R. F., & Lakshminarayana, B. (1991). Three-dimensional navier-stokes computation of turbomachinery flows using an explicit numerical procedure and a coupled κ-ε turbulence model. In Turbomachinery (Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo; Vol. 1). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/91-GT-146