Forced Response of a Low-Pressure Turbine Blade using ‎Spectral/hp Element Method: Direct Numerical Simulation‎

Wacks, Daniel, Erfanian Nakhchi Toosi, Mahdi and Rahmati, Mohammad (2020) Forced Response of a Low-Pressure Turbine Blade using ‎Spectral/hp Element Method: Direct Numerical Simulation‎. Journal of Applied and Computational Mechanics. ISSN 2383-4536 (In Press)

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The Spectral/HP element method has been applied to perform Direct Numerical Simulations (DNS) over a single T106A turbine blade-row using the open source software Nektar++. The main goal of the current study is to perform preliminary investigations at modest Reynolds and Mach numbers, 8000 and 0.1 respectively, for uniform, steady flow past the aerofoil by employing Nektar++’s solver for the 2D Navier-Stokes equations for incompressible flow. The mesh was firstly validated against results obtained using the same software and for a similar set of parameter values. One dimensional, pitch-wise harmonic vibrations were subsequently imposed on the blade by means of a coordinate transformation. A parametric study in terms of the frequency and amplitude of the vibrations was carried out. The effects of the vibrations on entire domain, along the blade surface and in its wake were assessed. The pressure on the blade surface and the wake loss were each decomposed into components arising due to the mean flow and due to the vibrations. In each case the dominant components were then identified for the values of frequency and amplitude considered here.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: DNS, Spectral/hp element method, Low-pressure turbine, Blade vibrations
Subjects: H300 Mechanical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
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Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2020 09:20
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2020 10:00

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