Studies of nucleating and wet steam flows in two-dimensional cascades

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Many of the problems resulting from the formation and behaviour of the liquid phase in steam turbine blading can be more easily investigated in two-dimensional cascades. To reproduce turbine nucleating and wet steam conditions realistically requires a supply of supercooled steam. The paper is a review article, giving the features of a blow-down cascade tunnel constructed for the purpose and summarizes the results reported. Results obtained in steady supersonic tunnels are also discussed.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)843-858
Number of pages16
JournalInstitution of Mechanical Engineers. Proceedings. Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2004