This paper presents results which summarize the work carried out during the last three years to improve the efficiency and accuracy of numerical predictions in turbomachinery flow calculations.
A new kind of non-periodic C-type grid is presented and a Runge-Kutta scheme with accelerating strategies is used as a flow solver.
The code capability is presented by testing four different blades at different exit Mach numbers in transonic regimes. Comparison with experiments shows the very good reliability of the numerical prediction. In particular the loss coefficient seems to be correctly predicted by using the well-known Baldwin-Lomax turbulence model.