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PROCEEDINGS - 2023 University Turbine Systems Research (UTSR) and Advanced Turbines Program Review Meeting

  • Monday, October 30, 2023

The Pennsylvania State University Welcome and Introduction:
Interim Vice President for Research, Andrew Read

Opening Remarks
John Crane, Advanced Turbines & sCO2 Technology Manager, National Energy Technology Laboratory

FECM Efforts to Decarbonize the Energy Sector
Robert Schrecengost, Advanced Turbines & sCO2 Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy

Turbines Role Towards Net Zero
John Crane, Advanced Turbines & sCO2 Technology Manager, National Energy Technology Laboratory

The National Experimental Turbine: Progress and Results
Karen Thole, Distinguished Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University

Track A

Fundamental Experimental and Numerical Combustion Study of H2 Containing Fuels for Gas Turbines (FE0032072)
Subith Vasu, University of Central Florida

Investigation Of Flame Structure For Hydrogen Gas Turbine Combustion (FE0032074)
Robert Lucht, Purdue University

Ignition, Turbulent Flame Speeds, and Emissions from High Hydrogen Blended Fuels (FE0032079)
Wenting Sun & Tim Lieuwen, Georgia Institute of Technology

Hydrogen Fuel Effects On Stability And Operation of Lean Premixed And Staged Gas Turbine Combustors (FE0032076)
Jeffrey A. Sutton, Ohio State University & Venkat Raman, University of Michigan

Development and Application of Multipoint Array Injection Concepts for Operation of Gas Turbines on Hydrogen Containing Fuels (FE0032073)
Vince McDonell, University of California - Irvine

Development of Design Practices for Additively Manufactured Micro-Mix Hydrogen Fueled Turbine Combustors with High-Fidelity Simulation Analysis, Reduced Modeling and Testing (FE0032080)
Gustaff Jacobs, San Diego State University

Track B

Computational Analysis of Thermal Management for Next Generation Gas Turbines (DE-AC02-07CH11358)
Tom I-P Shih, Purdue University

Development And Evaluation of a Novel Fuel Injector Design Method Using Hybrid-Additive Manufacturing (FE0031806)
Jacqueline A. O’Connor, Guha Manogharan, & Yuan Xuan, Pennsylvania State University (PSU)

Ensemble Manufacturing Techniques for Steam Turbine Components Across Length Scales (FE0031808)
Anand A. Kulkarni, Siemens Corporation

High Temperature Additive Architectures for 65 Percent Efficiency (FE0031611)
Paul Smith, GE Research Center

A Multiphysics Multiscale Simulation Platform for Damage, Environmental Degradation, and Life Prediction of Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCS) in Extreme Environments (FE0031759)
Luke Borkowski, RTX Technology Research Center (RTRC)

Next Generation Environmental Barrier Coatings (FWP-FEAA149 & FWP-FEAA300)
Mackenzie Ridley, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

  • Tuesday, October 31, 2023

sCO2, Ammonia and Hydrogen: Advanced Turbine System Technologies at GTI Energy
William W. Follett, Program Director, GTI Energy

Panel Discussion
Partnerships and Workforce Development
Stephen Lynch, The Pennsylvania State University
John Mason, Solar Turbines
Atul Kohli, Pratt & Whitney
Vincent McDonell, University of California, Irvine
Andy Buckenberger, Siemens Energy

Track A

Physics-Based Integration of H2-Air Rotating Detonation into Gas Turbine Power Plant (HydrogenGT) (FE0032075)
Guillermo Paniagua, Purdue University

Advanced Mixed Mode Combustor for Hydrogen F-Class Retrofit (FE0032173)
Michael Hughes, GE Gas Power

Development of a Retrofittable Dry Low Emissions Industrial Gas Turbine Combustion System for 100% Hydrogen and Natural Gas Blends (FE0032106)
Rajeshriben Patel, Solar Turbines, Inc.

Development of Hydrogen Burner for FT4000 Aeroderivative Engine (FE0032171)
Justin Locke, RTX Technology Research Center (RTRC)

Investigation of Ammonia for Combustion Turbines (FE0032172)
John Vega, GTI Energy & Timothy Lieuwen, Georgia Institute of Technology

Low-NOx, Operable Ammonia Combustor Development for Zero-Carbon Power (Load-Z) (FE0032169)
Paul Papas, RTX Technology Research Center (RTRC)

Ammonia Fuel Preconditioner for Gas Turbines
Sreenath Gupta, Argonne National Laboratory

Track B

Materials Evaluation of Additively Manufactured Fuel Injector Candidates
Chantal Sudbrack, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)

Development of Low-Leakage Shaft End Seals for Utility-Scale Supercritical Carbon Dioxide (sCO2) Turbo Expanders (FE0024007)
Rahul Bidkar, GE Research Center

High-Temperature Seals for Supercritical CO2 Turbines (FE0031924)
Rahul Bidkar, GE Research Center

Advanced Model Development for Large Eddy Simulation (LES) of Oxy-Combustion and Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Power Cycles (FE0031772)
Joseph C. Oefelein, Georgia Institute of Technology

Novel Modular Heat Engines with Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Bottoming Cycle Utilizing Advanced Oil-Free Turbomachinery (FE0031617)
Bugra Ertas, GE Research Center

NETL Activities Supercritical CO2 Systems Analyses
Eric Liese, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)

Internal and External Cooling Technologies for Brayton Cycles
Doug Straub, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)

  • Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Track A

Pressure Gain, Stability, and Operability of Methane/Syngas Based RDEs Under Steady and Transient Conditions (FE0031773)
Mirko Gamba & Caleb Van Beck, University of Michigan

Integrating a Rotating Detonation Combustor with a Power Generating Gas Turbine to Realize the Pressure Gain (FE0032077)
Ajay Agrawal, University of Alabama

Modeling of NOX Formation in a Rotating Detonation Engine (FWP - CFD)
Pete Strakey, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)

Development of a Neural ODE-based Scientific Machine Learning Framework Towards Acceleration of Combustion CFD Simulations (TCF-21-25-27)
Pinaki Pal, Argonne National Lab

Demonstration of a Gas Turbine-Scale Rotating Detonation Combustor Integrated with Compressor and Turbine Components at 7FA Cycle Conditions (FE0032170)
Kapil Singh, Tommy Genova, & Sarah Monahan, GE Research Center

Track B

Development of Coal Syngas Oxy-Combustion Turbine for use in Advanced Supercritical Carbon Dioxide (sCO2) Power Cycles (FE0031929)
Michael Marshall, Southwest Research Institute (SwRI)

Supercritical CO2 Syngas Oxy-Combustor Development and Testing (FE0031922)
David Cusano, Parametric Solutions, Inc.

NETL Work on Supercritical CO2 Heat Transfer
Matthew Searle, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)

Primary Heat Exchanger Development for a Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Waste Heat Recovery System
Logan Rapp, Sandia National Laboratories

Integrated Turbine Component Cooling Designs Facilitated by Additive Manufacturing and Optimization (FE0031760)
David G, Bogard, University of Texas at Austin & Karen Thole, Pennsylvania State University

  • Poster Session

Deep Learning CMC Microstructure Reconstruction of High-Fidelity Micromechanics Simulations
Mohamed Hamza, Arizona State University

Using CFD to Develop a Non-Reacting Profile Simulator for the START Facility
Chad Schaeffer, The Pennsylvania State University

Incorporating L-PBF Metal-AM Constraints for Adjoint Shape Optimization of Novel Fuel Injector Designs
Sagar Jalui, The Pennsylvania State University

Impact of Exhaust Gas Recirculation on Static and Dynamic Stability of Swirl-Stabilized Flames
Javier Rodriguez Camacho, The Pennsylvania State University

Contextualizing the Performance of Hydrogen LDI Fuel Nozzles
Malcolm Overbaugh, University of California, Irvine

Multi-Material Laser Powder-Bed Fusion: Opportunities and Challenges for Unlocking New AM Applications
Guha Manogharan, The Pennsylvania State University

Characterizing the Impacts of Material and Machine on Additively Manufactured Cooling Geometries
Abbigail Altland, The Pennsylvania State University

Development of the High-Pressure Ammonia System for Hydrogen-Ammonia Combustion Research
Tristan Shahin, Purdue University

Pressure Characterization of NASA Great Horned Owl (GHO) Combustor
Isabel Moore, UTSR Fellowship Program – Southwest Research Institute

Film Cooling Effectiveness Measurements Using Pressure Sensitive Paint Technique
Adil Riahi, Kevin Liu, & Pete Giela, Solar Turbines