Research Papers

The Unsteady Wake Interaction in Turbomachinery and Its Effect on Cavitation

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Hsuan Yeh

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.

J. J. Eisenhuth

Ordnance Research Laboratory, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa.

J. Basic Eng 81(2), 181-188 (Jun 01, 1959) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.4008412 History: Received July 31, 1958; Published June 01, 1959; Online February 20, 2019


This paper attempts first to predict theoretically the influence on the nonsteady pressure perturbations on a blade row as a result of periodic wakes shed from an upstream blade row, and then to compare such theoretical predictions with a series of carefully conducted cavitation experiments at the Garfield Thomas Water Tunnel of the Ordnance Research Laboratory. The results indicate that the experimental values of pressure perturbations are somewhat lower than theoretically predicted values. The general trend, e.g., the influence of wake width and wake spacing, is in substantial agreement between theory and experiments.

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