Experimental Evaluation of Corner Vanes-Summary 871784

Two types of turning vane airfoils (a controlled-diffusion shape and a circular-arc shape) have been evaluated in the high-speed and fan-drive corners of a 0.1-scale model of NASA Lewis Research Center's proposed Altitude Wind Tunnel. The high-speed corner was evaluated with and without a simulated engine exhaust removal scoop. The fan-drive corner was evaluated with and without the high-speed corner. Flow surveys of pressure and flow angle were taken for both the corners and the vanes to determine their respective losses. The two-dimensional vane losses were low; however, the overall corner losses were higher because three-dimensional flow was generated by the complex geometry resulting from intersection of the turning vanes with the end wall. The three-dimensional effects were especially pronounced in the outer region of the circular corner.


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