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Investigation of the Aerodynamics and Cooling of Advanced Engine Turbine Components

Objective

The research programme has the following principal objectives.

Better understanding of, and ability to control wake/blade interaction effects in highly loaded HP turbines.
Resolution of the effects on turbine performance of coolant injection in Nozzle Guide Vanes (NGV) and blades.
Measurement of heat transfer to rotating turbine blades. Unsteady interaction and coolant injection from NGV and blade.
Investigation of large scale film cooling holes. Determination of the discharge coefficient, flow structure and heat transfer.
CFD development work to shed further light on the above and facilitate superior design methods.
A significant programme of collaborative research work has been successfully completed. Twenty partners from across the whole of Europe have worked together. Six experiments were carried out all partners contributed to the successful conclusion of the work. Activities included design, manufacture, instrumentation work, commissioning and running the rigs, analysing results, writing and applying CFD codes and project management.

The major outcome is a unique data base describing in detail the flow field in highly cooled HP turbines. The size of this data base cannot be over emphasised. Much of the data is time resolved extending the three spatial dimensions to four including time. Such data is a vital resource to generate and validate the new generation of unsteady CFD codes. Such CFD work was also advanced in the programme. Some of the data is suitable to be directly applied to design as empirical correlations, a process which has already started.

Through the research programme a large number of people from the different members of the consortium have been exposed to new ideas and much valuable training has been a useful by-product. Useful working relationships have also been developed to cross barriers between industry and academia, different countries and between industries.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
Address
65 Buckingham Gate
SW1E 6AT London
United Kingdom

Participants (19)

ABB Kraftwerke Ltd
Switzerland
Address
16,Haselstrasse
5401 Baden
ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI
Greece
Address
University Campus, Egnatia Str.
54006 Thessaloniki
Alfa Romeo Avio - Societ Aeromotoristica per Azioni
Italy
Address
Viale Impero
80038 Pompigliano D'arco
BMW Rolls-Royce GmbH
Germany
Address
Hohemarkstraße 60-70
61440 Oberursel
Fiat Avio SpA
Italy
Address
Corso Ferrucci 112
10138 Torino
GERMAN AEROSPACE CENTRE
Germany
Address
Bunsenstraße 10
37073 Goettingen
Industria de Turbo Propulsores SA
Spain
Address
Km 3.5,Carretera Torrejón Ajalvir
28850 Madrid
Motoren- und Turbinen-Union München GmbH (MTU)
Germany
Address
Dachauer Straße 665
80995 München
SECRETARY OF STATE FOR DEFENCE - MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
United Kingdom
Address
Dera Pyestock - Iveley Road.
GU14 0LS Farnborough
Société Nationale d'Études et de Construction de Moteurs d'Aviation (SNECMA)
France
Address
2 Boulevard Du Général Martial Valin
75724 Paris
Société Turbomeca
France
Address
Route De Pau
64511 Bordes
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
Address
Parks Road
OX1 3PJ Oxford
UNIVERSITY OF FLORENCE
Italy
Address
3,Via Santa Marta 3
50139 Firenze
University of Bath
United Kingdom
Address
Claverton Down
BA2 7AY Bath - Avon
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom
Address
Madingley Road
CB3 0HE Cambridge
University of Limerick
Ireland
Address
Plassey Park
61 Limerick
Universität Karlsruhe (Technische Hochschule)
Germany
Address
12,Kaiserstrasse
76128 Karlsruhe
VON KARMAN INSTITUTE FOR FLUID DYNAMICS
Belgium
Address
Chaussee De Waterloo 72
Rhode-st-genese
Volvo Aero Corporation AB
Sweden
Address

461 81 Trollhättan