Performance Investigation of Simple Low-dissipation AUSM ‎‎(SLAU) Scheme in Modeling of 2-D Inviscid Flow in Steam ‎Turbine Cascade Blades

Document Type : Research Paper


Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran‎


This study evaluates the performance of the SLAU, AUSM+UP upwind schemes, and CUSP artificial dissipation scheme for the flow through the convergent-divergent nozzles and turbine stator blades under different pressure ratios by developing an in-house code. By comparing the results with analytical and experimental results, it is found that, despite the simplicity of the SLAU scheme in the absence of tuning variables, it provides reasonable predictions for different turbine blades in point of location and strength of the shocks. The SLAU scheme could converge at a much higher rate, leading to very much lower values of residuals. The SLAU scheme causes about 30% and 20% improvements over the prediction of the shock-induced losses in supersonic and subsonic outlet flows, respectively.


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