CCS and Power Systems

Advanced Energy Systems - Hydrogen Turbines

Environmental Considerations and Cooling Strategies for Vane Leading Edges in a Syngas Environment

Performer: University of North Dakota

Project No: FE0004588

Program Background and Project Benefits

This project will study technologies important to the reliability of high hydrogen fueled gas turbines. Advanced cooling technology will allow for higher firing temperatures which translate into increased cycle efficiency. Specifically, this project will utilize data from OSU's turbine reacting flow rig (TuRFR) facility to study turbulence approaching turbine vanes, the influences of varying levels of turbulence on deposition rates, and the combined influence of turbulence and realistic roughness on film cooling effectiveness and surface heat transfer.

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