In this work, we present the results of the numerical investigations of periodic wake–secondary flow interaction carried out on a low pressure turbine (LPT) equipped with modified T106-profile blades. The numerical predictions obtained by means of unsteady Reynolds-averaged Navier–Stokes (URANS) simulations using a k-ω-model have been compared with measurements conducted in the same configuration and showed a good agreement. Based on the verified numerical data, the Q-criterion has been employed to characterize the secondary flow structures and accurately identify their origin. An analysis of the fundamental wake kinematics and the unsteady vortex migration revealed dominant interaction mechanisms such as the circumferential fluctuation of the pressure side horseshoe vortex (HSV) and its direct interaction with the passage vortex (PV) and the concentrated shed vortex (CSV). Finally, a correlation with the total pressure loss coefficient is provided and a link to the incoming wake structures is given.

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