Non-Intrusive Measurement of Turbulence in Turbomachinery (START Y-0057)

  • Göttlich, Emil (Co-Investigator (CoI))
  • Hampel, Bernd, (Co-Investigator (CoI))
  • Woisetschläger, Jakob (Principal Investigator (PI))
  • Mayrhofer, Norbert, (Co-Investigator (CoI))
  • Lang, Hermann, (Co-Investigator (CoI))
  • Hipp, Martin, (Co-Investigator (CoI))

Project: Research project

Project Details


The research objective of this program is the improvement of turbulent flow modelling in turbomachinery by non-intrusive optical flow diagnostics. Since the flow physics in turbomachinery includes laminar-turbulent transitional flows, rotational forces, fully three-dimensional flows, pronounced pressure gradients in all directions, vortices, secondary flows, subsonic and transonic conditions, unsteady phenomena like wake passing and often two-phase flows (steam and water, gas and particles), the turbine gas flow is an ultimate test for turbulent flow calculation. Differences in predicted and measured efficiencies in turbomachinery are believed to be caused by the empirical input to numerical models still needed to represent the turbulent nature of flow. These differences are large enough that they are not able to replace expensive experimental tests by a numerical calculation process. The proposed program tackles this problem by the application and development of non-intrusive optical diagnostic techniques for turbulent flows in turbomachinery. Within this program these techniques are tested and applied to the transonic test turbine rig at Graz University of Technology.
Effective start/end date1/01/9731/05/04

Research Output

Experimental and Numerical Flow Visualization in a Transonic Turbine

Woisetschläger, J., Pecnik, R., Göttlich, E., Schennach, O., Marn, A., Sanz, W. & Heitmeir, F., 2008, In : Journal of visualization. Vol. 11, No. 1, p. 95-102

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Recent Applications of Particle Image Velocimetry to Flow Research in Thermal Turbomachinery

Woisetschläger, J. & Göttlich, E., 2008, Particle Image Velocimetry - New Developments and Recent Applications. 1 ed. Berlin [u.a.]: Springer, Vol. 112. p. 311-331 (Topics in applied physics).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

From the Doppler Effect to the CO3 Reduction

Woisetschläger, J., 2007, 200th Anniversary of Christian Doppler’s Birthday. The physicist Christian Doppler (1803-1853) – work, life and impacts. 1 ed. ., p. 150-158

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter