Determination and use of the local recovery factor for calculating the effectiveness gas temperature for turbine blades / Jack B. Esgar and Alfred L. Lea

Esgar, Jack B., Lea, Alfred L.

In an in experimental investigation of local recovery factors for a blade having a pressure distribution similar to that of a typical reaction-type turbine blade, it a was found that the recovery factors were essentially independent of Mach number, Reynolds number, pressure gradient, and position on the blade surface except for regions where the boundary layer was probably in the transition range from laminar to turbulent. The recommended value of local subsonic recovery factor for use in calculating the effective gas temperature for gas turbine blades was 0.89.

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