A simple numerical method for predicting the profile loss of turbine blades in subsonic and transonic flows is presented. A time marching Euler solver is used to obtain the main flow through the blade passages, the loss due to the surface friction is calculated using an integral boundary layer method, the total mixed out loss is evaluated from the mass flow and momentum balances between the trailing edge plane and an imaginary downstream plane where the flow is uniform. The base pressure acting on the trailing edge of the blade is calculated directly from the inviscid calculation without empirical correlations. The spurious numerical loss in the Euler calculation is separated from the real loss. The rationality of the approach is justified by the agreement of the prediction with a wide range of experimental measurements.

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