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Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) Study of an Articulating Turbine Blade Cascade
|Authors:||Richard Blocher; Luis Bravo; Anindya Ghoshal; Muthuvel Murugan; Michael Walock|
|Date/Pages:||November 2016; 18 pages|
|Abstract:||This technical report presents some preliminary work toward a project that seeks to develop a shape memory alloy actuator for rotor and stator blades in aircraft turbine engines that will increase efficiency and extend flight ranges. A major step toward the projectâ??s completion is the development of a model that simulates both the fluid-structure interaction in the engine and the mechanical behavior of the shape memory alloy actuator. A simple computational fluid dynamic (CFD) case with 2 pairs of actuated blades is presented as a proof-of-concept. Immediate future work will involve altering the case setups for CFD simulation to more accurately represent the fluid-structure interaction in a real engine with articulating turbine blades.|
|Distribution:||Approved for public release|
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