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A linear cascade tunnel for flow investigations of steam turbine rotor tip blades in subsonic nucleating flows
Pillala V.K.Y., , N. Sitaram, Mahendran M., Biswas D., Jimbo T.
Published in
2021
Volume: 3
   
Issue: 2
Abstract
The paper presents details of a unique experimental facility along with necessary accessories and instrumentation for testing steam turbine cascade blades in wet and nucleating steam. A steam turbine rotor tip cascade is chosen for flow investigations. Cascade inlet flow measurements show uniform conditions with dry air and steam and dry air mixture of different ratios. Exit flow surveys indicate that excellent flow periodicity is obtained. Blade surface static pressure and exit total pressure distributions are also presented with dry air and with steam and dry air mixture of different ratios as the working medium at an exit Mach number of 0.52. © 2021, The Author(s).
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