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Title: Convective heat transfer to gas turbine blades.
Author: Roberts, G.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3522 5988
Awarding Body: University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology (UWIST)
Current Institution: Cardiff University
Date of Award: 1983
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This thesis initially describes the experimental work which was carried out in order to examine the effects of parameters such as the blade profile, free stream turbulence intensity etc. on the onset and, extent of transition in the boundary layer on a turbine blade. A series of four different blade profiles with identical pressure surfaces but different suction surfaces, were tested. The suction surfaces differed in the severity and extent of their initial favourable pressure gradients. Tests were carried out for a range of throat Mach numbers and free stream turbulence intensities. From the results obtained it is suggested that the most significant factor is 'the severity of the initial. favourable pressure gradient. This appears to have an inhibiting effect on the influence of the free stream turbulence and on the growth of the turbulent stresses in the transition region. Using these hypotheses, modifications were made to an existing boundary layer prediction program in order to provide a better transition-model and to include the effect of free stream turbulence.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Jet turbine engines & gas turbine engines