CCS and Power Systems

Advanced Energy Systems - Hydrogen Turbines

Improving Durability of Turbine Components Through Trenched Film Cooling and Contoured Endwalls

Performer: University of Texas at Austin

Project No: FE0005540

Program Background and Project Benefits

This project will utilize wind tunnel facilities to simulate film cooling of turbine vanes, blades, and endwalls using molten wax. Turbine aerodynamics and heat transfer research will develop advanced cooling technology that will allow for higher firing temperatures which translate into increased cycle efficiency. Specifically, this project will analyze the wax particle depostion for shallow trench cooling configurations of a simulated vane and various endwall cooling configurations using infrared thermography.

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