During the course of expansion in turbines, steam first supercools and then nucleates to become a two-phase mixture consisting of a very large number of minute droplets suspended in the parent vapor. To reproduce turbine two-phase flow conditions realistically requires a supply of supercooled vapor, which can be achieved under blow-down conditions. This paper is one of a set describing the equipment which has been constructed and the first family of results obtained on a short duration cascade tunnel working on the blow-down principle. The arrangements for traversing downstream of a cascade of nozzle blades and the results obtained are described in the paper.
Issue Section:Research Papers
Topics:Cascades (Fluid dynamics), Flow (Dynamics), Turbines, Wakes, Vapors, Blades, Drops, Nozzles, Steam, Tunnels, Two-phase flow
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