The aerodynamic performance and internal flow characteristics of the last stage and exhaust hood for steam turbines is numerically investigated using the Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) solutions based on the commercial CFD software ANSYS CFX. The full last stage including 66 stator blades and 64 rotor blades coupling with the exhaust hood is selected as the computational domain. The aerodynamic performance of last stage and static pressure recovery coefficient of exhaust hood at five different working conditions is conducted. The interaction between the last stage and exhaust hood is considered in this work. The effects of the non-uniform aerodynamic parameters along the rotor blade span on the static pressure recovery coefficient of the non-symmetric geometry of the exhaust hood are studied. The numerical results show that the efficiency of the last stage has the similar values ranges from 89.8% to 92.6% at different working conditions. In addition, the similar static pressure recovery coefficient of the exhaust hood was observed at five working conditions. The excellent aerodynamic performance of the exhaust hood was illustrated in this work.
Numerical Investigations on the Aerodynamic Performance of Last Stage – Exhaust Hood for Steam Turbines
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Yang, R, Yang, J, Peng, Z, Shi, L, He, A, Yang, H, Zhou, D, Li, J, Li, Z, & Yan, X. "Numerical Investigations on the Aerodynamic Performance of Last Stage – Exhaust Hood for Steam Turbines." Proceedings of the ASME 2011 Power Conference collocated with JSME ICOPE 2011. ASME 2011 Power Conference, Volume 1. Denver, Colorado, USA. July 12–14, 2011. pp. 607-614. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/POWER2011-55344
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