Computational design of a louver particle separator for gas turbine engines

Grant O. Musgrove, Michael David Barringer, Karen Ann Thole, Eric Grover, Joseph Barker

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    Abstract

    The extreme temperatures in a jet engine require the use of thermal barrier coatings and internal cooling channels to keep the components in the turbine section below their melting temperature. The presence of solid particles in the engine's gas path can erode thermal coatings and clog cooling channels, thereby reducing part life and engine performance. This study uses computational fluid dynamics to design the geometry of a static, inertial particle separator to remove small particles, such as sand, from the engine flow. The concept for the inertial separator includes the usage of a multiple louver array followed by a particle collector. The results of the study show a louver design can separate particles while not incurring large pressure loss.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo 2009
    Subtitle of host publicationPower for Land, Sea and Air
    Pages1313-1323
    Number of pages11
    EditionPART B
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
    Event2009 ASME Turbo Expo - Orlando, FL, United States
    Duration: Jun 8 2009Jun 12 2009

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo
    NumberPART B
    Volume3

    Other

    Other2009 ASME Turbo Expo
    CountryUnited States
    CityOrlando, FL
    Period6/8/096/12/09

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Engineering(all)

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    Musgrove, G. O., Barringer, M. D., Thole, K. A., Grover, E., & Barker, J. (2009). Computational design of a louver particle separator for gas turbine engines. In Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo 2009: Power for Land, Sea and Air (PART B ed., pp. 1313-1323). (Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo; Vol. 3, No. PART B). https://doi.org/10.1115/GT2009-60199