In the proposed paper the transient interaction between periodic incoming wakes and the laminar separation bubble located on the rear suction surface of a typical, highly loaded LPT blade is investigated by means of highly resolved large-eddy simulations. An annular, large scale, 1.5-stage LPT test-rig, equipped with a modified T106 turbine blading and an upstream rotating vortex generator is considered and the numerical predictions are compared against hot film array measurements. In order to accurately assess both baseline transition and wake impact, simulations were conducted with unperturbed and periodically perturbed inflow conditions. Main mechanisms of transition and wake-boundary layer interaction are investigated utilizing a frequency-time domain analysis. Finally visualizations of the main flow structures and shear layer instabilities are provided utilizing the q-criterion as well as the finite-time Lyapunov exponent.

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