In order to find low-drag thin hydorfoils in cascades applicable to Kaplan turbines, we systematically investigate the subcavitating perfomance and the cavitation aspects around circular-shape hydrofoils for two cascade arrangements of various cavitation numbers and incidences. Our previous paper showed that the separation bubble near the leading edge, especially a long bubble, markedly increases the drag for thin hydrofoils in the cascade of present interest. Hence we investigate the behavior of the long bubble here. We try to suppress the long bubble, so that there is a marked increase in drag, by applying accelerating cascade effects of high-cambered hydrofoils effectively. We find a superior cascade hydorfoil, whose perfomance scarcely changes with cavitation number.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers Series B|
|Publication status||Published - 1992 Jan 1|
- Water Turbine
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanical Engineering