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Three Dimensional Supersonic Flow Through a Cascade of Twisted Flat Plates

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C. F. Grainger

University of Salford, Salford, England

J. Fluids Eng 102(3), 338-343 (Sep 01, 1980) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3240691 History: Received February 25, 1980; Online October 26, 2009

Abstract

The three-dimensional flow through a cascade of twisted flat-plate blades is calculated using a computer program based on a finite-difference approximation to the method of characteristics. The relative flow is supersonic but the axial flow is subsonic. For two-dimensional flow under similar conditions, the inlet flow field is one of “unique-incidence,” the effect discussed by Starken (5) and others. The main purpose of the present work is to extend the understanding of this effect to three-dimensional flow. Important differences between the two and three-dimensional flow fields are explained in terms of the interaction between neighboring sections of the flow.

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