The newly developed parameterized CFD solver Turb’Opty™, based on a Taylor series expansion to high order derivatives of the solutions of the discretized Navier-Stokes equations, has been successfully applied to the turbulent incompressible flow field of an engine cooling fan blade cascade. Comparisons with the classical CFD results have validated the accuracy of the parameterized solutions obtained by a simple polynomial reconstruction around a reference solution with respect to two different flow parameters for two different cases: a fifth order expansion with respect to these coupled parameters for a frozen turbulence and a first order expansion with respect to each parameter for a variable turbulence. The latter is found to have a better accuracy and a larger range of application. Starting from a reference solution obtained with another commercial code has also been successfully tested. Finally, further industrial perspectives of turbomachinery global optimization are finally demonstrated by coupling this method with a simple genetic algorithm.

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