Theses and Dissertations


Carolyn Dear

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University


Chen, Jen Ping

Committee Member

Janus, J. Mark

Committee Member

Koenig, Keith

Committee Member

Whitfield, David

Date of Degree


Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access


Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

Master of Science


James Worth Bagley College of Engineering


Department of Aerospace Engineering


A validation of parallel TURBO, an unsteady RANS turbomachinery solver, is performed for Rotor 35. Comparisons of the rotor's operational range for computational and experimental data as well as comparisons of its spanwise performance characteristics for a single blade passage provide depth to the validation and show a very favorable agreement. Further operational and performance comparisons against experiment are used for multiple blade passage simulations. Multiple blade passage simulations are shown to demonstrate noticable gains over the single blade passage simulation in solution accuracy against experiment. Also demonstrated are the asymmetric flow features that develop at the near stall operating condition for multiple blade passages. These single and multiple blade passage simulations are presented as groundwork for future research examining the effect of periodic boundary conditions on the growth of computational stall cells within a rotor or stage configuration.