Abstract

An advanced in-house procedure, which is based on a commercial numerical code, to predict a potential danger of unstalled flutter has been developed and validated. This procedure using a one way decoupled method and a full-scale time-marching 3D viscous model in order to obtain the solution of the Unsteady Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes equations in the time domain thus calculate an aerodynamic work and a damping ratio is used as an essential tool for developing ultra-long last stage rotor blades in low pressure turbine parts for modern steam turbines with a large operating range and an enhanced efficiency. An example is shown on a development of the last stage blade for high backpressures.

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