Performance and Off-Design Characteristics for Low Pressure Turbine Outlet Guide Vanes: Measurements and Calculations
Paper i proceeding, 2006
This paper presents 2D and SD-numerical simulations compared with experimental data from a linear Low Pressure Turbine/Outlet Guide Vane (LPT/OGV) cascade at Chalmers in Sweden. Various performance characteristics for both on and off design cases were investigated, including; pressure distributions, total pressure losses and turning. The numerical simulations were performed with the goal to validate simulation methods and create best-practice guidelines for how to accurately and reliably predict performance and off-design characteristics for an LPT/OGV. The numerical part of the paper presents results using different turbulence models and levels of mesh refinement in order to assess what is the most appropriate simulation approach. From these results it can be concluded that the k-ε Realizable model predicts both losses and turning most accurately for both on and off design conditions.