In high performance turbomachines the tip region is a key point to improve aiming at high pressure ratios without high penalties. In the case of HPT, several techniques are still in development by academic research laboratories and industry. Some geometrical configurations were created at the rotor tip region, as winglets and squealers geometries. In the case of squealers, the depth of their cavity is an important parameter to evaluate, because its values can cause different flow behavior on this region. Changing the heat transfer. In this work, the rotor blade of a HPT developed in the E3 program was changed, the aim is to study the influence of the squealer cavity depth variation on its performance. The flow within the turbine was calculated using a commercial CFD package. The details of the rotor geometrical changes, the differences between a simple flat rotor tip surface and squealer configurations are discussed and presented.
Evaluation of Different Squealer Cavity Configurations in a HPT Blade Tip Region and its Influence on the Heat Transfer
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da Silva, LM, Tomita, JT, Barbosa, JR, & Bringhenti, C. "Evaluation of Different Squealer Cavity Configurations in a HPT Blade Tip Region and its Influence on the Heat Transfer." Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo 2014: Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition. Volume 2C: Turbomachinery. Düsseldorf, Germany. June 16–20, 2014. V02CT38A034. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/GT2014-26392
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