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##### 2.3.1 Statistical Evaluation of Geometric Characteristics of the Cascade Profiles

For accurate estimates of the size of the blades, which takes into account not only their aerodynamic properties and conditions of safe operation, it is required to calculate the set of dependent geometric characteristics of the profiles (DGCP) as a function of a number of parameters that determine the shape of the profile. When the shape of the profiles is not yet known, to assess DGCP should use statistical relations. From the literature are known attempts to solve a similar problem [25, 26] on the basis of the regression analysis.

The DGCP include: *f* – area; *I*_{e} and *I*_{n} minimum and maximum moments of inertia;*I*_{u} – moment of inertia about an axis passing through the center of gravity of the cross section parallel to the axis of rotation *u*; φ the angle between the central axis of the minimum moment of inertia and the axis *u*; Χ_{gc},Υ_{gc} the coordinates of the center of gravity;β_{i} – stagger angle;*l*_{ss} – the distance from the outermost points of the edges and suction side to the axis Ε; *l*_{in}, *l*_{out} – the distance from the outermost points of the edges to the axis *Ν*; *W*_{e}, *W*_{ss}, *W*_{in}, *W*_{out}, – moments of profile resistance.

The listed DGCP values most essentially dependent on the following independent parameters (IGCP) β_{1g} – geometric entry angle; β_{2eff} – effective exit angle; *b * – chord; *t/b * – relative pitch; r_{1}, r_{2} – edges radii; ω_{1}, ω_{2} – wedges angles.

Formal macromodelling techniques usage tends to reduce the IGCP number, taking into account only meaningful and independent parameters. In this case, you can exclude from consideration the magnitude of r_{1}, r_{2}, ω_{2} taking them equal r_{1} =0.03b; r_{2}=0.01b ; ω_{2}=0.014K_{ω}ω_{1}/(0.2 +ω_{1}) , K_{ω} = 1…3 , depending on the type of profile [26].

We obtained basic statistical DGCP relationships using profiles class, designed on the basis of geometric quality criteria – a minimum of maximum curvature of high order power polynomials [15] involving the formal macromodelling technique. Approximation relations or formal macromodel (FMM) are obtained in the form of a complete quadratic polynomial of the form (1.2):

The response function y(q ⃗’) values (DGCP) corresponding to the points of a formal macromodelling method, calculated by the mathematical model of cascades profiling using geometric quality criteria.

Analysis of profiles used in turbine building reveals, that two of remaining four IGCP β_{1g }and t/b highly correlated.