This paper describes investigations into unsteady flow phenomena in a high turning linear cascade with a nominal steady flow. A fast response five hole probe was used to obtain time-accurate measurements. Since a single probe was used to traverse an entire measurement plane, the results were obtained as discrete points and were not synchronous. One method used to address this issue is to traverse the measurement plane point by point and record the signal of a reference probe simultaneously. Synchronization can be performed during post processing by analyzing the reference signal for a common periodic component and phase-shifting all signals with respect to the reference phase of that flow feature.
This paper presents results from the application this unsteady reconstruction technique to the so-called Durham Cascade 28% downstream of the trailing edge in order to provide insight into the nature of the dominant unsteady mode. It was found that there was significant temporal variation in the strength of the passage vortex but the position of the vortex remains fixed.