Flow field computations of combustor-turbine interactions relevant to a gas turbine engine

Sarah Stitzel, Karen A. Thole

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Abstract

The current demands for high-performance gas turbine engines can be reached by raising combustion temperatures to increase power output. High combustion temperatures create a harsh environment that leads to the consideration of the durability of the combustor and turbine sections. This paper presents a computational study of a flow field that is representative of what occurs in a combustor and how that flow field convects through the first downstream stator vane. The results of this study indicate that the development of the secondary flow field in file turbine is highly dependent on the incoming total pressure profile. The endwall heat transfer is also found to depend strongly on the secondary flow field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)122-129
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Turbomachinery
Volume126
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering

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