Turbulence Interaction in a Highly Sataggered Cascade-Propulsor Configuration

dc.contributor.authorde la Riva, Diego Horacioen
dc.contributor.committeechairDevenport, William J.en
dc.contributor.committeecochairSimpson, Roger L.en
dc.contributor.committeememberRagab, Saad A.en
dc.contributor.departmentAerospace and Ocean Engineeringen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:34:25Zen
dc.date.adate2001-05-01en
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:34:25Zen
dc.date.issued2001-04-10en
dc.date.rdate2002-05-01en
dc.date.sdate2001-04-27en
dc.description.abstractMeasurements of the turbulent flow field through a highly staggered cascade propulsor configuration in the Virginia Tech cascade wind tunnel have been taken. Predictions of the same flow using Rapid Distortion Theory (RDT) were performed. Measurements and predictions were compared. The comparison was oriented to check the aptness of RDT in describing this kind of flow. Since this study represents the initial steps of a major project, the RDT model was kept simple. The non-penetration condition (blade blocking effect) was not modeled and the viscous effects were roughly accounted for. This work reveals the capabilities of RDT in predicting the development of turbulence convected through a highly staggered cascade propulsor configuration formed by non-symmetrical airfoils. This present study was possible thank to the support from the Office of Naval Research, in particular Candace Wark and Pat Purtell, under grant number NAG 00014-99-1-0230.en
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
dc.identifier.otheretd-04272001-172809en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-04272001-172809/en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/31963en
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartFormulaetable.pdfen
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dc.relation.haspartthesis-04-27-01.pdfen
dc.relation.hasparttablestable.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectRapid Distortion Theoryen
dc.subjectTurbulenceen
dc.subjectCascadeen
dc.titleTurbulence Interaction in a Highly Sataggered Cascade-Propulsor Configurationen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.disciplineAerospace Engineeringen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
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