A secondary flow management technique which employs a boundary layer fence on the endwall of a gas turbine passage is evaluated under freestream turbulence conditions that are representative of turbine conditions. A turbulence generator, which was able to reproduce the characteristics of the combustor exit flow, was used. The horseshoe and passage vortices observed in previous tests with low turbulence level remain coherent and strong within the cascade passage when the intensity is elevated to 10 percent. A boundary layer fence on the endwall remains effective in changing the path of the horseshoe vortex and reducing the Influence of the vortex on the flow near the suction wall at the high freestream turbulence level. The fence is more effective in reducing the secondary flow for the high turbulence case than for a low TI case, probably because the vortex which has been deflected into the core flow diffuses and dissipates faster in the more turbulent flow. The fence decreases aerodynamic losses for streamlines within the core of the channel flow.

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