BladeModeler 14.

0 Practical 1:

Axial Turbine Rotor

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Concepts
• In this tutorial we will:
– Input the initial blade settings – In meridional view, modify the hub and shroud curves and location of inlet – Define a leading and trailing edge type – Export the model to TurboGrid

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Initial Design Parameters

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• CFX-BladeGen allows the user to create a blade system from scratch, using one of six standard initial configuration types. For this example, a Normal axial is used. – Select the File | New | CFX-BladeGen Model menu command or toolbar button which will display the Initial Meridional Configuration Dialog – Select the Normal Axial tab – Enter the parameters for the initial blade layout (shown on the following slide). – Be sure to select : Prs/Sct mode in the bottom right corner – Press Enter or select the OK button to continue

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Normal Axial Turbine

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• Design parameters to be entered for the Normal Axial Template:

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Blade Angles and Thickness
• Select blade angles and blade thickness as shown • Number of blades = 43

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Optimizing Meridional View
• Optimizing the meridional view

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– Very important operation in the meridional view is to define the shape of the hub and shroud curve, starting from inlet to the outlet – The endpoints for these curves were specified when Initial Design Parameters were entered.

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Optimizing Meridional View

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• There is an obvious need to adjust an inlet region and shroud curve

Desired :

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Adjustment of Inlet Section • Maximize the meridional view window (Top-Left View Window)

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• Double click the shroud inlet point (top left) and enter: 45 and 80 for the horizontal and vertical values. Click OK • Double click the hub inlet point (bottom left corner) and enter: -45 and 60 for the horizontal and vertical values. Click OK. • Leave outlet points at the hub and shroud as they are.
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Blade Shroud Curve
• Adjust Blade Shroud Curve

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– Left-click the blade’s shroud curve – Right-click the mouse and select: Convert Points > Spline Curve Points… – In the Point Count Dialog, enter 5 points and select OK. – Drag points individually to obtain the desired shape of shroud curve (see next slide)

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Meridional View
• After adjusting, the meridional view appears as shown:

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LE and TE Type Definition
• Prescribe the Leading/Trailing Edge Ellipse

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– Select Blade | Properties menu commands, or: – Click the toolbar button located on the left hand side of the CFXBladeGen window to set the blade properties. – Set the LE/TE Ellipse tab, adjust the values as shown on the next slide – All other values can remain unchanged.

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LE / TE Type

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Model Properties Dialog
• Set the model properties:
– Model > Properties

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Ensure Model Units are Set

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On your own
• Create a workflow involving TurboGrid
– Try meshing the geometry using the ATM method (note you may need to enable beta features to perform this action – ask your instructor for details) – Once the mesh is compete, go back to BladeGen and modify the design
• Update the project, and the TurboGrid mesh will reflect the most recent geometry

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