Streamwise Vortices on the Convex Surfaces of Circular Cylinders and Turbomachinery BladingIn assessing the results please recall that the Mach number regimes and model geometries differ considerably. Selection of the radius of curvature at the 10% chord location is consistent but arbitrary, although it does seem representative for most blades and gives a good fit for the results. Measured spanwise wavelengths of the periodic vortex arrays on blading are predicted well by the Kestin and Wood theory. If this behavior is at all common it could have implications for turbine aerodynamic and blade cooling design. The outcome is to establish that organized streamwise vorticity may occur more frequently on convex surfaces, such as turbine blade suction surfaces, than hitherto appreciated. Investigations and predictions of flow behavior should be extended to encompass that possibility.
Gostelow, Paul (Leicester Univ. United Kingdom)
August 24, 2013
February 1, 2010
Publication: Minnowbrook VI: 2009 Workshop on Flow Physics and Control for Internal and External Aerodynamics