THE EFFECT OF THE TURBULENCE MODEL ON THE TURBINE STAGE FLOW EXIT ANGLE DISTRIBUTION
The article analyses the effect of the turbulence model on the calculated exit angles of the flow leaving the rotor of a low-pressure turbine stage. Three turbulence models were taken into account: the algebraic Baldwin-Lomax model and two advanced differential models based on the Shear Stress Transport (SST) approach proposed by Menter. The calculated results have revealed that even such extremely different turbulence models impose little difference in the resultant averaged flow exit angle distributions, especially in stages in which a regular flow pattern without flow separation and/or other irregularities is observed. Larger differences can be observed in local distributions of this parameter, especially in the regions of activity of secondary vortex structures.
Keywords:turbine stage, turbulence model, flow exit angle
- Vol. 16 No. 3-4 (2012)
- Research article
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