In order to clarify the transonic flow characteristics of a turbine cascade with high stagger, low solidity and small deflections, experimental studies were carried out by shortening the chord length of a “Laval-nozzle shaped” blade with thick trailing edge. The behavior of the shock system depends on the amount of overlap between the blades. The relations between the behavior and the performances were discussed in detail. The results may be applied to more standard sections. Lastly, validity of an appropriate time marching analysis for the highly staggered cascade was investigated by comparing with the experiment.

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