A computational conjugate thermal analysis of HP stage turbine blade cooling with innovative cooling passage geometries

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Abstract

In most of the practical gas turbines, the turbine blades of HP stage are usually too small to employ the turbine blade cooling techniques effectively. The growing need for effective blade cooling techniques is a direct consequence of the continuous quest for greater fuel economy. It is very well known that the thermal efficiency and power output of gas turbines increase with increasing turbine entry temperature (TET). The current TET level in advanced gas turbines is far above the melting point of the blade material. Therefore, along with high temperature material development, a sophisticated cooling scheme must be developed for continuous safe operation of gas turbines for high performance. An attempt has been made in this paper to computationally analyze the coupled conjugate analysis of HP stage turbine blade for effective cooling using innovative cooling passages within the blade. An helicoidal shaped duct has been analyzed corresponding to different diameters and pitch length. It is found from the analysis that helicoidal cooling duct with larger diameter and with lower pitch length provides a vastly improved blade cooling in comparison to straight ducted cooling ducts for the HP stage turbine blade.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the World Congress on Engineering 2011, WCE 2011
Pages2168-2173
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 14-11-2011
EventWorld Congress on Engineering 2011, WCE 2011 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 06-07-201108-07-2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the World Congress on Engineering 2011, WCE 2011
Volume3

Conference

ConferenceWorld Congress on Engineering 2011, WCE 2011
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period06-07-1108-07-11

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Applied Mathematics

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Kini, C. R., Satish, S. B., & Sharma, N. Y. (2011). A computational conjugate thermal analysis of HP stage turbine blade cooling with innovative cooling passage geometries. In Proceedings of the World Congress on Engineering 2011, WCE 2011 (pp. 2168-2173). (Proceedings of the World Congress on Engineering 2011, WCE 2011; Vol. 3).