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Optimization method for turbine airfoil designing using genetic algorithms — CFD and parallel computing

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3 Author(s)
Mengyu Shen ; Department of Engineering Mechanics Tsinghua University Beijing 100084 China ; Shilei Yao ; Yuxin Ren

An optimization method to design turbine airfoils using a Genetic Algorithm • GA design shell coupled directly with a viscous CFD Computational Fluid Dynamics analysis code is proposed in this paper. The blade geometry is parameterized and the optimization method is used to search for a blade geometry that will minimize the loss in the turbine cascade passage. The viscous flow prediction code is verified by the experimental data of cascade which is typical for a gas turbine rotor blade section. A comparative study of the blades designed by the optimization technique and the original one is presented

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Tsinghua Science and Technology  (Volume:5 ,  Issue: 4 )