Text Box: TURBOMACHINERY Research Lab at 
UW-Milwaukee

 

 

 

 

 

 

Director:    Professor Ryo Amano

 

 

Main Staff:      Andrew Welsh (M.S. candidate)

Brian Poly (M.S. candidate)

Pradeep Mohan Mohan Das (Ph.D. candidate)

Jose Martinez Lucci (Ph.D. candidate)

Krishna Guntur (Ph.D. candidate)

Sourabh Kumaar (Ph.D. candidate)

Alka Gupta (Ph.D. candidate)

Cheng Xu, Ph.D. (Guest Researcher)

Baojun Song, Ph.D. (Guest Researcher)

 

Tel:  (414) 229-2345 Lab (414)229-4320/2333

Fax: (414) 229-6958/6814

       

 


 

Text Box: WIND TURBINES

 

 

 

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Prof. Amano at Blue Sky Green Field Wind Energy Center

Jason Knuth is testing our hand-made turbine

 

Flow simulation around a wind turbine blade

Model turbine

 

Sponsors: US DOE, We Energies

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Flow across a wind turbine blade

Straight Blade

Velocity Vector plot for Straight Blade at r/R=25% at 15 m/s Wind Speed

Velocity Vector plot for Straight Blade at r/R=50% at 15 m/s Wind Speed

Velocity Vector plot for Straight Blade at r/R=100% at 15 m/s Wind Speed

 

Swept Blade

Velocity Vector plot for Swept Blade at r/R=25% at 15 m/s Wind Speed

Velocity Vector plot for Swept Blade at r/R=50% at 15 m/s Wind Speed

Velocity Vector plot for Swept Blade at r/R=100% at 15 m/s Wind Speed

 

 

 

Text Box: Axial Turbine

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheng Xu and Ryo Amano

Turbo & Expo 2004

 

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a. Baseline

vcs1

 

 

b. Forward-sweep

vcs2

 

c. Backward-sweep

vcs3

 

d. Part sweep

 

 

 

 


Mach number distributions close to tip

 
Cheng Xu and Ryo Amano

Turbo & Expo 2002

 

 

 

Text Box: Centrifugal compressor acroll flow

 

 

 

 

                                                                              

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Text Box: Radial compressors

 

 

 

 

 

 

Radial compressor --impeller

Casing model

 


Impeller to Diffuser

Whole domain in radial compressor

 

 

 

 

Cheng Xu & Ryo Amano

Turbo & Expo 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010