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Theory of turbo machinery / Turbomaskinernas teori

Chapter 4

Axial-flow Turbines: 2-D theory

Note direction of 2 FIG. 4.1. Turbine stage velocity diagrams.


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Assumptions: Hub to tip ratio high (close to 1) Negligible radial velocities No changes in circumferential direction (wakes and nonuniform
outlet velocity distribution neglected)

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Continuity equation for uniform steady flow:
1 A1cx1 = 2 A2 cx 2 = 3 A3cx 3

Assuming constant axial velocity


cx1 = cx 2 = cx 3 = cx

1 A1 = 2 A2 = 3 A3

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Work done on rotor by unit mass of fluid
 m  = h01 h03 = U ( c2 y + c3 y ) W = W

Please note: No work done in nozzle row:


h01 = h02
2 2 h0 = h + c 2 2 = cx + cy

With

And using above equations:


2 2 h02 h03 = h2 h3 + cx + cy

2 = U ( cy 2 + cy3 )

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Rewriting this in terms of relative velocity
c y 2 U = wy 2 c y 3 + U = wy 3 c y 2 + c y 3 = w y 2 + wy 3

cy 2 wy 2
U

Combining above equations:


2 2 h2 h3 + wy 2 + wy 3

( (

2=0

2 2 2 with wx 2 = wx 3 = cx and wx + wy = w 2 2 h2 h3 + w2 w3

2=0

Relative stagnation enthalpy, h0,rel , does not change across rotor


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Nozzle row (1 to 2): Static pressure: Stagnation enthalpy: Stagnation pressure: (isentropic: p01 = p02 )
p1 p2 h01 = h02 p01 > p02

Subscript s denotes isentropic change and ss denotes both rows isentropic

FIG. 4.2. Mollier diagram for a turbine stage.


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Rotor row (2 to 3):
p2 p3

Static pressure: Stagnation enthapy: Stagnation pressure:


h02 > h03 p02 > p03

However: Relative Stagnation enthapy,


2 h02,rel = h02 + w2 2 = h03,rel

FIG. 4.2. Mollier diagram for a turbine stage.


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Turbine stage total to total efficiency:
tt =
h h Actual work output = 01 03 Ideal work output when operating to same back pressure h01 h03 ss

For a normal stage, no changes in are made in velocities from inlet to outlet: c1 = c3 and 1 = 3 . Further assuming c3ss = c3 the efficiency becomes:
tt =
h01 h03 h h = 1 3 h01 h03ss h1 h3ss

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Defining enthalpy loss coefficients for the nozzle and rotor respectively:
N =
h2 h2 s h3 h3s and = R 2 2 2 2 c2 w3

Neglecting rotor temperature drop, the stage efficiencies may be expressed as:
2 2 R w3 + N c2 tt = 1 + h h 2 ( ) 1 3 1

2 2 R w3 + N c2 + c12 ts = 1 + h h 2 ( 1 3)

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Soderbergs correlation: Large set of data compiled Design assuming Zweifels criteria for optimum space axial chord ratio
T =
Y = 2 ( s b ) cos 2 2 ( tan 1 + tan 2 ) 0.8 Yid

Result: Turbine blade losses are a function of Deflection Blade aspect ratio Blade thickness-chord ratio Reynolds number

H b tmax l

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Deflection Blade aspect ratio: Blade thickness-chord ratio
Re = 2 c2 Dh

= 1 + 2
H b=3 tmax l = 0.15 0.3

Dh defined at exit throat Dh = 2 sH cos 2 ( s cos 2 + H ) = 105

l
tmax
H is height of blade (radial direction)

b
s

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For turbines: Deflection, = 1 + 2 , is large, but Deviation, = 2 2 ' , is small
2 2 ' = 1 '+ 2 '

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FIG. 4.3. Soderbergs correlation of turbine blade loss coefficient with fluid deflection (adapted from Horlock (1960).
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Corrections for Reynolds number Re 105
* cor

105 * = Re

14

Blade aspect ratio Nozzles: Rotors:


* 1 + cor = 1 + * ( 0.993 + 0.021b H ) * 1 + cor *

( ) = (1 + ) ( 0.975 + 0.075 b H )

Tip clearance losses and disc friction not included


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Design considerations Rotor angular velocity (stresses, grid phasing) Weight Outside diameter Efficiency (aircraft) (aircraft) (almost always)

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Consider a case with given Blade speed Specific work Axial velocity

U
W = U ( c y 2 + c y 3 )

cx
cy3 = W cy 2 U

The only remaining parameter to define is c y 2 since Triangles may be constructed Loss coefficients determined from Soderberg Efficiencies computed from loss coefficients

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Stage loading factor: flow coefficient: Aspect ratio: H b cx U W U2

FIG. 4.4. Variation of efficiency with cy2/U for several values of stage loading factor W/U2 (adapted from Shapiro et al. 1957).

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Stage reaction, R Alternative description to c y 2 U Several definitions available Here:

R = ( h2 h3 ) ( h1 h3 )

E.g: R = 0.5

0.5 = ( h2 h3 ) ( h1 h3 ) h2 h3 = h1 h2

R = 0.5
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For a normal stage, c1 = c3

R = ( h2 h3 ) ( h01 h03 )
2 2 Using eq. 4.4: h2 h3 + ( w2 w3 ) 2 = 0 and Euler

2 2 w3 w2 R= 2U ( c y 2 + c y 3 )

w ( R=

2U ( c y 2 + c y 3 )

w2

)( w

+ w2

)=w

w2 2U

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Relative tangential velocity

wy = cx tan
R= w3 w2 c = x ( tan 3 tan 2 ) 2U 2U c y 2 = wy 2 + U

Or using

w3 w2 w3 + U wy 2 R= = = 2U 2U 1 c = + x ( tan 3 tan 2 ) 2 2U
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Zero reaction stage
R= cx ( tan 3 tan 2 ) = 0 if 3 = 2 2U

FIG. 4.5. Velocity diagram and Mollier diagram for a zero reaction turbine stage.
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50% reaction stage
R= 1 cx + ( tan 3 tan 2 ) = 0.5 if 3 = 2 2 2U

FIG. 4.7. Velocity diagram and Mollier diagram for a 50% reaction turbine stage.
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FIG. 4.8. Velocity diagram for 100% reaction turbine stage.

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FIG. 4.4

R = 1+

W C y 2 2 2U U

FIG. 4.9. Influence of reaction on total-to-static efficiency with fixed values of stage loading factor.
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FIG. 4.6. Mollier diagram for an impulse turbine stage.

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Alternative representation for specified reaction:
= f ( , ) where =
W is the stage loading and 2 U c = x is the flow coefficient U

FIG. 4.10. Design point total-to-total efficiency and deflection angle contours for a turbine stage of 50 percent reaction.
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FIG. 4.11. Design point total-to-total efficiency and rotor flow deflection angle for a zero reaction turbine stage.

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Centrifugal stresses
dFc = 2 rdm dm = Adr
d c

dFc = 2 rdr A

With constant cross section this may be integrated


U tip r c 2 = rdr = r 2
t h

rh 1 rt

FIG. 4.15. Centrifugal forces acting on rotor blade element.


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Tapering: Reduction of cross sectional area in radial direction, in order to reduce stresses Pure fluid dynamics would recomend the opposit

FIG. 4.16. Effect of tapering on centrifugal stress at blade root (adapted from Emmert 1950).

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FIG. 4.17. Maximum allowable stress for various alloys (1000 hr rupture life) (adapted from Freeman 1955).
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FIG. 4.18. Properties of Inconel 713 Cast (adapted from Balje 1981).

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Turbine blade cooling. Why is the efficiency of the gas turbine comparable to that of a Rankine cycle?
(given that we do have to pay a considerable amount of energy to the compressor, whereas compression of water in the Rankine cycle is cheap)

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FIG. 4.20. Turbine thermal efficiency vs inlet gas temperature (adapted from le Grivs 1986).
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