DOI: 10.1115/2000-gt-0633
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Abstract: The starting point of this paper is an established turbine tip leakage loss model based on energy considerations. The model requires a discharge coefficient as an empirical input. The discharge coefficient is the ratio of the actual to the theoretical tip gap mass flow rate, The nondimensional parameters influencing the discharge coefficient are determined by a dimensional analysis. These parameters are: gap width to length ratio, end wall speed to gap flow velocity ratio and gap Reynolds number. Ranges for th…

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