Turbopumps are used in large-scale liquid rockets to inject the cryogenic propellants into the combustor. The turbopumps operate at high rotational speed, which in turn leads to cavitation at the inlet of the impeller. Cavitation can cause performance issues, instabilities and mechanical damage of the blades.master thesis 2018
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The threat of global warming made the increase of efficiency a crucial objective for future power plants and aero engines. As secondary flow is a major source of aerodynamic losses in turbines, its mitigation is critical to enable efficient designs. However, the suppression of secondary flow formation is challenging due to the complexity of the...master thesis 2018