A detailed loss audit was carried out to identify key loss generating flow structures, and to understand how changes in geometry affected the formation and development of these flow structures throughout the passage. A large vortex which entered the passage from the scalloped region and interacted with the tip leakage vortex along the suction surface of the blade was identified as the main source of loss due to scalloping. The optimized design was found to better control the location of entry of this vortex into the blade passage, thus reducing the associated loss, and facilitating a performance improvement. Geometric design guidelines were then proposed based on these findings.
|Title of host publication||Turbo Expo 2021|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Accepted - 10 Mar 2021|