Labyrinth seals are elements commonly used in turbomachinery to reduce the hot flows leakages through the unavoidable gaps separating the blade tips and the facing stator parts. These leakages, as well known, are responsible, under the same fuel consumption, for a lower turbine and compressor efficiency resulting in a reduced engine performance. For this reason, a lot of researches, available in the literature, are devoted to the study and optimization of these elements, usually performed by means of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) numerical models. To verify and improve the CFD simulations accuracy, experimental results, usually obtained by designing ad hoc tests and focused on the sealing region, are necessary. In the present work the experimental tests are carried out by using a Test Article (TA), representing one entire turbine stage and the next stator. The data, provided by experiments, are used to tune a fluid and thermal model reproducing the phenomena taking place in the TA. In particular, those results which describe the flow splitting in the sealing region can be used to measure the effectiveness of a given labyrinth seal configuration. In this way, it is possible to verify the reliability of a CFD model representing the same labyrinth seal.
Validation of a CFD Model of a Labyrinth Seal for Low Pressure Turbines Using a Fluid-Thermal Tool Tuned Through Experimental Measurements / Campagnoli, Elena; Desando, Alessio. - In: INSTRUMENTATION MESURE MÉTROLOGIE. - ISSN 1631-4670. - 18:6(2019), pp. 509-516. [10.18280/i2m.180601]
|Titolo:||Validation of a CFD Model of a Labyrinth Seal for Low Pressure Turbines Using a Fluid-Thermal Tool Tuned Through Experimental Measurements|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.18280/i2m.180601|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|