The three-dimensional flow in the blade end wall corner region was investigated. The techniques used in the investigation included flow visualization, static and total pressure measurements with conventional probes, and mean volocity profile measurements with a single sensor inclined hot-wire probe. Six critical axial stations along the blade chord were chosen for detailed measurements based on the flow visualization results. A large number of data points were obtained very close to the corner walls at each axial location including all the components of the mean velocity. Based on the measurements, three vortices were identified. A horseshoe vortex started near the leading edge. A corner eddy was formed between the horseshoe vortex and the corner. Another vortex was formed at the rear portion of the corner due to the secondary flow of the second kind. The relative size and the rate of spread of the vortices in the streamwise direction are discussed.

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