Iván Padilla Montero (ESR10) completes his three-month secondment at Purdue University
Iván Padilla Montero (ESR10 from VKI) has finished his secondment at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. He has been collaborating with the team of Professor Guillermo Paniagua at the Purdue Experimental Aerothermal Laboratory (PETAL) from January to April 2018. The collaboration mainly consisted in applying stability theory to assess flow control capability in low-pressure turbines. On the one hand, Iván worked performing stability calculations on a wall-mounted hump geometry that reproduces the flow behaviour encountered in low-pressure turbines, where flow separation occurs at low Reynolds numbers. On the other hand, he helped setting up different experimental techniques in the new PETAL wind tunnel facility, including Schlieren, PIV and total/static pressure as well as temperature measurements, and helped preparing an experimental test case based on the same hump geometry investigated with numerical calculations. Additionally, the collaboration resulted in a conference paper that will be presented next June 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom, in the 7th European Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics (ECFD 7).
More information about the PETAL group can be found here.