To study the effects of combustion chamber dynamics on a turbine stage aerodynamics and thermal loads, an integrated Large-Eddy Simulation of the FACTOR combustion chamber simulator along with its high pressure turbine stage is performed and compared to a standalone turbine stage computation operated under the same mean conditions. For this specific configuration, results illustrate that the aerodynamic expansion of the turbine stage is almost insensitive to the inlet turbulent conditions. However, the temperature distribution in the turbine passages as well as on the stator vane and rotor blade walls are highly impacted by these inlet conditions: underlying the importance of inlet conditions in turbine stage computations and the potential of integrated combustion chamber / turbine simulations in such a context.

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