OJFD  Vol.3 No.3 , September 2013
Performance of an Axial Cascade
Author(s) Basharat Salim*
ABSTRACT

A cascade is defined as an infinite row of equidistant similarly aerofoil bodies. The cascade is used to divert a flow stream with a minimal loss. The flow over an axial cascade presents a complicated intra blade fluid dynamic interaction that causes the flow to behave differently than the flow over a single aerofoil blade. A cascade tunnel in which different shapes of cascades could be tested for performance evaluation has been build. An axial flat plate cascade of 70 mm chord, 215 mm span and 0.55 pitch chord ratio has been tested in this tunnel for evaluating its aerodynamic performance. The results depict that the Reynolds number, incidence and blade angle of the cascade control the aerodynamic performance of the axial cascade.


Cite this paper
B. Salim, "Performance of an Axial Cascade," Open Journal of Fluid Dynamics, Vol. 3 No. 3, 2013, pp. 191-197. doi: 10.4236/ojfd.2013.33024.
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