Avoiding aerodynamic separation and excessive shock losses in gas turbine turbomachinery components can reduce fuel usage, and thus reduce operating cost. In order to achieve this, blading designs should be made robust to a wide range of operating conditions. Consequently, a design tool is needed which can be executed quickly for each of many operating conditions, and on each of several design sections which will accurately capture loss, turning and loading. This paper presents the validation of a boundary layer code, MISES, versus experimental data from a 2-D linear cascade approximating the performance of a moderately-loaded, mid-pitch section from a modern aircraft high-pressure turbine [1–2]. The validation versus measured loading, turning, and total pressure loss is presented for a range of exit Mach numbers from ≈ 0.5 to 1.2, and across a range of incidence from −10° to +14.5° relative to design incidence.

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