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Experimental and numerical study on condensation in transonic steam flow

Mirosław Majkut, Sławomir Dykas, Michał Strozik and Krystian Smołka
From the journal Open Engineering


The present paper describes an experimental and numerical study of steam condensing flow in a linear cascade of turbine stator blades. The experimental research was performed on the facility of a small scale steam power plant located at Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice, Poland. The test rig of the facility allows us to perform the tests of steam transonic flows for the conditions corresponding to these which prevail in the low-pressure (LP) condensing steam turbine stages. The experimental data of steam condensing flow through the blade-to- blade stator channel were compared with numerical results obtained using the in-house CFD numerical code TraCoFlow. Obtained results confirmed a good quality of the performed experiment and numerical calculations.


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Received: 2015-1-7
Accepted: 2015-5-20
Published Online: 2015-9-25

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