THEORETICAL AND NUMERICAL ANALYSIS OF EROSION IN STEAM TURBINE BLADES
M. C. RUEDA MARTÍNEZ, FERNANDO
In the low pressure section of the steam turbines the damages due to the erosion are pronounced becoming remarkable in all the stages, since the generation of water liquid microparticles implies the impact on the blades having majors problems of erosion in the last stages by the increase of the humidity. The methodology of calculation of the velocity and pressure distribution on the basis of the frictionless, two-dimensional, stationary, transonic and homogenous flow is established. The knowledge of conditions that govern the low pressure section of steam turbines in the last stage to have an approximate movement of the droplets in the blade cascades and the accumulation of droplets on the stator blades, flowing through the steam, is presented. This study is used for developing a code in Fortran about the pressure and velocity and pressure distribution in the output of stator blades that have flow conditions of wet steam, in order to understand the causes that originate the erosion on the blades of the last stages in the low pressure section of steam turbines.