This study was conducted for the purpose of providing a more fundamental understanding of separated flow in cascades and to provide performance data for fully-stalled blade rows. Cascades of a single blade geometry and a solidity of unity were studied for three stagger angles and the full range of angle of attack, extending well into the stalled flow regime. Results are presented from flow visualization and time-mean velocity measurements of stalled flow in the cascade. Surface and smoke flow visualization revealed that the blade stagger angle is a key parameter in determining the location of the separation line and the occurrence of propagating stall. Time-mean velocity measurements obtained with a dual hot split-film probe also showed that the separated velocity profiles within the blade passages and the profiles in the wake have distinctly different characteristics depending on the stagger angle.
Separated Flow in a Low Speed Two-Dimensional Cascade: Part I — Flow Visualization and Time-Mean Velocity Measurements
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Yocum, AM, & O’Brien, WF. "Separated Flow in a Low Speed Two-Dimensional Cascade: Part I — Flow Visualization and Time-Mean Velocity Measurements." Proceedings of the ASME 1992 International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exposition. Volume 1: Turbomachinery. Cologne, Germany. June 1–4, 1992. V001T01A121. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/92-GT-356
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