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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Combustor dome and heat shield illustration.
Combustor dome and heat shield illustration.
Website:  Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Award Number:  FE0011762
Project Duration:  09/01/2013 – 08/31/2016
Total Award Value:  $624,948.00
DOE Share:  $499,948.00
Performer Share:  $125,000.00
Technology Area:  Hydrogen Turbines
Key Technology:  Hydrogen Turbines
Location:  Blacksburg, Virginia

Project Description

The goal of this Virginia Tech project is to provide a better understanding of the combustor swirling flow and its effect on liner surface heat transfer in order to improve prediction methods and design practices in combustor liner cooling for low emissions combustors. The project will focus on the interaction between the hot swirling gases and the liner wall within a gas turbine combustor. This will support the development of more effective cooling schemes to maintain and improve combustor durability.

Project Benefits

This project will provide a better understanding of combustor swirling flow and its effect on combustor liner surface heat transfer. This will support the development of more effective cooling schemes to maintain and improve combustor durability, leading to reduced maintenance costs for turbine operators. Specifically, this project will focus on how the hot swirling gases interact with the liner wall of a gas turbine combustor to provide insight into the effect of swirl nozzle exit flows and the mixing characteristics of fuel/air and its impingement on liner and dome regions and support the development of more effective cooling schemes.


Contact Information

Federal Project Manager 
Robin Ames: robin.ames@netl.doe.gov
Technology Manager 
Richard Dennis: richard.dennis@netl.doe.gov
Principal Investigator 
Srinath Ekkad: sekkad@vt.edu

 

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