Investigation of semivaneless turbine stator designed to produce axially symmetrical free-vortex flow

Harold E. Rohlik, William T. Wintucky
Apr 1957

A semivaneless turbine stator designed to eliminate blade wakes and secondary-flow accumulations of boundary-layer air was built and tested. Performance of this stator was evaluated with static pressures measured in the vaneless section and surveys of total pressure and flow angle made at the stator exit. Results are presented in terms of theoretical and experimental velocities and flow angles, boundary-layer parameters, and contours of total-pressure loss across the stator.

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