The estimation of metal temperature is paramount to ensure an adequate life span of gas turbine hot gas path components. An experimental campaign was carried to investigate pressure loading and metal temperature distribution of an industrial blade cooled by means of straight smooth channels. Changing mainstream and coolant mass flow rates it was thus possible to characterize the thermal response at different operating conditions. CFD simulations allowed to relate the metal temperature distribution to the processes of laminarization and transition of the boundary layer. Further sensitivity analyses aimed at estimating the impact of the uncertainty associated with certain boundary conditions highlighted that a reduction in mainstream turbulence at leading edge of 30% can reduce metal temperature up to 5%, whereas coolant turbulence plays a minor role. The same effect was pointed out when the actual surface roughness of the internal channels was accounted for. Particular attention should be paid to this parameter in the thermal design of additive manufactured components when surface finishing is not feasible.

Experimental and CFD analyses of a highly-loaded gas turbine blade / Bacci, Tommaso; Gamannossi, Andrea; Mazzei, Lorenzo; Picchi, Alessio; Winchler, Lorenzo; Carcasci, Carlo; Andreini, Antonio; Abba, Luca; Vagnoli, Stefano. - In: ENERGY PROCEDIA. - ISSN 1876-6102. - ELETTRONICO. - 126:(2017), pp. 770-777. (Intervento presentato al convegno ATI 2017 - 72nd Conference of the Italian Thermal Machines Engineering Association) [10.1016/j.egypro.2017.08.253].

Experimental and CFD analyses of a highly-loaded gas turbine blade

BACCI, TOMMASO;GAMANNOSSI, ANDREA;MAZZEI, LORENZO;PICCHI, ALESSIO;WINCHLER, LORENZO;CARCASCI, CARLO;ANDREINI, ANTONIO;
2017

Abstract

The estimation of metal temperature is paramount to ensure an adequate life span of gas turbine hot gas path components. An experimental campaign was carried to investigate pressure loading and metal temperature distribution of an industrial blade cooled by means of straight smooth channels. Changing mainstream and coolant mass flow rates it was thus possible to characterize the thermal response at different operating conditions. CFD simulations allowed to relate the metal temperature distribution to the processes of laminarization and transition of the boundary layer. Further sensitivity analyses aimed at estimating the impact of the uncertainty associated with certain boundary conditions highlighted that a reduction in mainstream turbulence at leading edge of 30% can reduce metal temperature up to 5%, whereas coolant turbulence plays a minor role. The same effect was pointed out when the actual surface roughness of the internal channels was accounted for. Particular attention should be paid to this parameter in the thermal design of additive manufactured components when surface finishing is not feasible.
2017
ATI 2017 - 72nd Conference of the Italian Thermal Machines Engineering Association
ATI 2017 - 72nd Conference of the Italian Thermal Machines Engineering Association
Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy
Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Bacci, Tommaso; Gamannossi, Andrea; Mazzei, Lorenzo; Picchi, Alessio; Winchler, Lorenzo; Carcasci, Carlo; Andreini, Antonio; Abba, Luca; Vagnoli, Stefano
File in questo prodotto:
File Dimensione Formato  
ENERGY_PROCEDIA_1-s2.0-S1876610217337591-main.pdf

accesso aperto

Tipologia: Pdf editoriale (Version of record)
Licenza: Open Access
Dimensione 1.65 MB
Formato Adobe PDF
1.65 MB Adobe PDF
immagine_CFD.pptx

accesso aperto

Tipologia: Dataset
Licenza: Open Access
Dimensione 6.02 MB
Formato Microsoft Powerpoint XML
6.02 MB Microsoft Powerpoint XML

I documenti in FLORE sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificatore per citare o creare un link a questa risorsa: https://hdl.handle.net/2158/1095129
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 9
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 4
social impact