This paper presents the results of performance test and numerical analysis of a supersonic impulse turbine. The test has been conducted using high pressure cold air. The overall turbine performance and turbine nozzle behavior for various operating conditions have been investigated. Experiment and numerical analysis also have been conducted to investigate the nozzle-rotor clearance effect on the turbine performance. It has been found that turbine performance degrades with increasing the axial clearance and this phenomenon is mainly due to the increased stagnation pressure loss in the axial clearance region.

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