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Fluid flow and heat transfer within the rotating internal cooling air systems of gas turbines (2) (icas-gt2)

Objective

The fuel efficiency of gas turbine engines for aircraft propulsion and electrical power generation must continue to improve if the European gas turbine industry is to remain competitive. Gas turbine internal air systems are required for cooling highly stressed components and for preventing the ingress of hot annulus gas, but these system cost 6% engine specific fuel consumption (SFC). This industry led project targets a 1% reduction in SFC through internal air system optimisation. Rotating fluid flow and heat transfer data will be generated from engine representative experiments at the partner universities. This data will be used by the ten industrial partners to validate their predictive capability, and to optimise air system designs. Validated design tools will be exploited to reduce new product time to market. The optimised designs will be exploited to reduce SFC.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

ROLLS ROYCE PLC
Address
Victory Road
DE24 8BJ Derby
United Kingdom

Participants (11)

AACHEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Germany
Address
Templergraben 55
52056 Aachen
ABB POWER GENERATION LTD. AN ABB ALSTOM POWER COMPANY
Switzerland
Address
Haselstrasse 16
5401 Baden
ALSTOM POWER UK LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
Cambridge Road, Whetstone
LE8 6LH Leiceister
INDUSTRIA DE TURBO PROPULSORES SA
Spain
Address
Ctra Torrejon-ajalvir Km 3,5 Torrejon De Ardoz
28830 San Fernando De Henares
MTU AERO ENGINES GMBH
Germany
Address
Dachauer Strasse 665
Muenchen
ROLLS-ROYCE DEUTSCHLAND LTD&CO KG
Germany
Address
Eschenweg 11
15827 Dahlewitz
SNECMA MOTEURS SA
France
Address
Site De Villaroche, Rond Point René Ravaud
77550 Moissy Cramayel
TURBOMECA SA
France
Address

64511 Bordes
UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom
Address

GU2 5XH Guildford
UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX
United Kingdom
Address
Falmer
BN1 9QT Brighton
VOLVO AERO CORPORATION AB
Sweden
Address

461 81 Trollhaettan