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Turbine Aerodynamics: Axial-Flow and Radial-Flow Turbine Design and Analysis

Ronald H. Aungier
Ronald H. Aungier
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An aerodynamic performance analysis is essential for nearly all aspects of radial-inflow turbine aerodynamic design and application. The highly complex three-dimensional flow fields in these machines are strongly influenced by viscous effects and passage curvature. In contrast to the axial-flow turbine, the most effective approach to the performance analysis of radial-inflow turbine is the one-dimensional or mean-line method. Indeed, there is a close parallel with compressor performance analysis where the one-dimensional method is the most effective technique for the centrifugal compressor [1] but the more general hub-to-shroud flow method is the better choice for the axial-flow compressor [2].

One-dimensional performance...

9.1 Radial-Inflow Turbine Stage Geometry
9.2 Boundary Layer Analysis
9.3 The Boundary Layer Loss Coefficient
9.4 Inlet Volute Analysis
9.5 Nozzle Row Analysis
9.6 Rotor Analysis
9.7 Vaneless Annular Passage Analysis
9.8 Exhaust Diffuser Analysis
9.9 Imposed Total Pressure Loss
9.10 Inlet Station Analysis
9.11 The Performance Analysis Strategy
9.12 Mass Balance Procedures
9.13 Subcritical Performance Analysis
9.14 Supercritical Performance Analysis
9.15 Typical Performance Analysis Results
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