Aerodynamic and Performance Behavior of a Three-Stage High Efficiency Turbine at Design and Off-Design Operating Points Academic Article uri icon


  • This article deals with the aerodynamic and performance behavior of a three-stage high pressure research turbine with 3-D curved blades at its design and off-design operating points. The research turbine configuration incorporates six rows beginning with a stator row. Interstage aerodynamic measurements were performed at three stations, namely downstream of the first rotor row, the second stator row, and the second rotor row. Interstage radial and circumferential traversing presented a detailed flow picture of the middle stage. Performance measurements were carried out within a rotational speed range of 75% to 116% of the design speed. The experimental investigations have been carried out on the recently established multi-stage turbine research facility at the Turbomachinery Performance and Flow Research Laboratory,TPFL, of Texas A&M University.

published proceedings

  • International Journal of Rotating Machinery

author list (cited authors)

  • Schobeiri, M. T., Gilarranz, J. L., & Johansen, E. S.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Schobeiri, MT||Gilarranz, JL||Johansen, ES

publication date

  • January 2004