A numerical technique to predict the viscous flow behavior in the three-dimensional domain of rotating and stationary blade passages is presented. The analysis is based upon the numerical integration of the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations. An approach is taken to combine the three momentum equations and the continuity equation into two sets of vorticity transport-stream function equations. These equations are expressed along families of arbitrarily defined orthogonally intersecting surfaces placed within the blade passage. Unlike the stream surfaces, the arbitrary surfaces allow fluid to flow across. The numerical code employs a nonorthogonal body fitted coordinate system on each of the intersecting surfaces. The solution process involves the iterative combination of the solutions on the two families of intersecting surfaces for a complete solution. The results of flow in thin blade stationary and rotating polar ducts is presented.

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