A detailed experimental and numerical investigation of the effect of endwall contouring on the secondary flow was performed in a highly loaded low pressure linear cascade. A comparison between a planar and three contoured configurations has been performed, and the three-dimensional endwall secondary flow structures and the secondary flow losses are here analyzed and discussed. For the contoured endwall, three locations of the same contouring were investigated, first one with the contouring starting upstream the airfoil and ending just before the leading edge of the airfoil, secondary one with the contouring starting upstream the airfoil and ending in the middle of the airfoil passage, the last one with the contouring starting just from the leading edge of the airfoil and continuing through the airfoil passage just ending at the trailing edge. The results suggest that the numerical results offer a reliable prediction for the endwall secondary flow structure together with suction surface separation bubble. It was found that all the three locations of contouring could reduce the secondary flow losses effectively. The location through the airfoil passage got the most benefit in the reduction of secondary flow losses whereas the all contouring upstream the airfoil location got the least. It was also found that the profile losses was affected by the contoured endwall.

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