CCS and Power Systems

Advanced Energy Systems - Hydrogen Turbines

Analysis of Gas Turbine Thermal Performance

Performer: Ames National Laboratory

Project No: FWP-AL05205018

Program Background and Project Benefits

This project will develop computational fluid dynamics (CFD) based analysis tools for analyzing heat transfer issues in turbines. 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 develop, evaluate, and apply CFD-based analysis tools that can properly account for the steady and unsteady three-dimensional heat transfer from the hot gas in the turbine blade/vane passages through the turbine material system to the internal cooling passages as a function of the cooling strategy and the hot-gas and coolant compositions, mass flow rates, and temperatures.

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