2012 Conference Proceedings

2012 University Turbine Systems Research Workshop

October 2-4, 2012

Table of Contents

PRESENTATIONS

Tuesday

  • Welcome and Introduction
    Gregory Washington, Dean, Henry Samueli School of Engineering, University of California at Irvine
  • H2 Turbine Development for IGCC with CCS – Project Overviews and Technical Issues
    Roger Schonewald, GE Power & Water John Marra, Siemens Energy
  • U.S. Department of Energy, Fossil Energy Hydrogen Turbine Program Overview
    Richard Dennis, U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory
  • South Coast AQMD’s Gas Turbine Experience-Regulations and Operations
    Mohsen Nazemi, Deputy Executive Officer, Engineering & Compliance Office South Coast Air Quality Management District
  • Overview of Energy R&D at the University of California Irvine
    Scott Samuelsen, University of California at Irvine

Combustion

  • Combustion Dynamics in Multi-Nozzle Combustors
    Domenic A.Santavicca, Penn State University
    • Presentation [PDF-MB]
    Tim Lieuwen, Georgia Institute of Technology
    • Presentation [PDF-MB]
  • Turbulent Flame Speeds and NOX Kinetics of HHC Fuels with Contaminants and High Dilution Levels
    Eric Petersen, Texas

Aero/Heat Transfer

  • Steady and Unsteady Conjugate Heat Transfer in Turbine Cooling
    Tom I-P Shih, Purdue University/Ames Lab
  • Effects of Hot Streak and Phantom Cooling on Heat Transfer in a Cooled Turbine Stage Including Particulate Deposition
    Jeffrey Bons, Ohio State University

Materials

  • Advanced Thermal Barrier Coatings for Operation in High Hydrogen Content Gas Turbines
    Sanjay Sampath, Stony Brook University
  • Turbine Thermal Management - Materials and Aero Thermal Accomplishments
    Mary Anne Alvin, U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

Wednesday

  • Future Trends in Gas Turbine Development – OEM Panel
    GE Energy - Geoffrey D. Myers
    • Presentation [PDF-MB]
    Siemens - Susan Scofield
    • Presentation [PDF-MB]
    Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas, Inc. - Carlos Koeneke Solar Turbines Incorporated - Hee-Koo Moon Rolls-Royce Energy Systems, Inc. - Jonathan Li
  • Unconventional Natural Gas: An LCA with a Conventional Answer
    James Littlefield, Booz Allen Hamilton

Combustion

  • Combustion R&D Status Facilitated Discussion
    Joseph Stoffa
  • Joint Computational/Experimental Study of Flashback in Hydrogen-Rich Gas Turbines 
    Venkat Raman, University of Texas at Austin
  • Fundamental Studies to Enable Robust, , Reliable, Low Emission Gas Turbine Combustion High Hydrogen Content Fuels: Experimental and Computational Studies 
    Margaret Wooldridge, University of Michigan
  • Structure and Dynamics of Fuel Jets Injected into a High-Temperature Subsonic Cross Flow
    Robert P. Lucht, Purdue University
  • Experimental Investigation and Large-Eddy Simulation of Syngas Combustion
    Matthias Ihme, University of Michigan
    • Presentation [PDF-MB]
  • Turbulent Flame Propagation Characteristics of High Hydrogen Content Fuels
    Tim Lieuwen, Georgia Institute of Technology
    • Presentation [PDF-MB]

Areo/Heat Transfer

  • Aerodyamics and Heat Transfer Studies of Parameters Specific to the IGCC-Requirements: Endwall Contouring, Leading Edge Filleting, and Blade Tip Ejection Under Rotating Turbine Condition
    Meinhard T. Schobeiri, Texas A&M University
  • Cooling Strategies for Vane Leading Edges in a Syngas Environment
    Forrest Ames, University of North Dakota
    • Presentation [PDF-MB]
  • Improving Durability of Turbine Components ThroughTrenched Film Cooling and Contoured Endwalls
    David Kistenmacher, University of Texas at Austin
    Amy Mensch, Pennsylvania State University
  • NETL Heat Transfer Studies in a High Temperature Test Rig
    Doug Straub, U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory
  • Impacts of Particulate Ingestion on External and Internal Flow Paths 
    Karen A. Thole, Pennsylvania State University

Materials

  • Hafnia-Based Thermal Barrier Coatings for Advanced Hydrogen Turbine Technology
    Chintalapalle V. Ramana, University of Texas at El Paso
  • Computational Design and Experimental Validation of New Thermal Barrier System
    Shizhong Yang, Southern University and A&M College
  • Degradation of TBC Systems in Environments Relevant to Advanced Gas Turbines for IGCC Systems
    Brian Gleeson, University of Pittsburgh
  • Low-Conductivity, High-Durability Thermal Barrier Coatings for IGCC Engines
    Eric Jordan, University of Connecticut
  • An Alternative Low-Cost Process for Deposition of MCrAIY Bond Coats for Advanced Syngas/ Hydrogen Turbine Applications
    Ying Zhang, Tennessee Tech University
  • Materials R&D Status Facilitated Discussion
    Briggs White
  • Grid Ramifications: The Future of Plug-In Vehicles
    Tim Brown, Technology Manager Sustainable Transportation and Energy Advanced Power and Energy Program University of California at Irvine
    • Presentation [PDF-MB]

Thursday

  • The UTSR Impact: Key Accomplishments, Benefits to OEMs and Status of the Fellowship Program
    William H. Day , Leonardo Technologies Inc.

Combustion

  • Development of Criteria for Flameholding Tendencies Within Premixer Passages for High Hydrogen Content Fuels
    Vincent McDonell, University of California at Irvine
  • An Experimental and Chemical Kinetics Study of the Combustion of Syngas and High-Hydrogen Content Fuels
    Robert J. Santoro, Pennsylvania State University

Aero/heat Transfer

  • FTT Aerothermal Research in Support of DOE Initiatives/Goals
    James Downs, Florida Turbine Technologies, Inc.

Materials

  • Development of Spallation-Resistant Coatings: Preliminary Results
    Matt Cavalli, University of North Dakota
  • Coating Issues in Coal-Derived Synthesis Gas/Hydrogen-Fired Turbines
    Bruce A. Pint, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Mechanisms Underpinning Degradation of Protective Oxides and Thermal Barrier Coatings in High Hydrogen Content - Fueled Turbines
    Daniel Mumm, University of California at Irvine

Posters

  • Creep Behavior of Pack Aluminide Coatings on Grade 91 Ferritic-Martensitic Alloy
    Ying Zhang, Tennessee Tech University
    • Poster [PDF-MB]
  • Fuel Flexible Boiler with Active Control to Optimize Performance
    Anthony Jordan, University of California at Irvine
    • Poster [PDF-MB]
  • Flashback and Turbulent Flame Speed Measurements in a Low-Swirl Burner at Elevated Pressures and Temperatures
    David Beerer, University of California at Irvine
    • Poster [PDF-MB]
  • Characterization of Combusted Syngas Contaminants
    Serges Tatsinkou, University of North Dakota
  • High Temperature Unique Low Thermal Conductivity Thermal Barrier Loading Architectures
    Amarendra K. Rai, UES, Inc.
    • Poster [PDF-MB]
  • Processing of Ultra-High-Temperature Thermal Barrier Coating Candidate Materials
    Balakrishnan Nair, HiFunda LLC
    • Poster [PDF-MB]
  • Overall Effectiveness of a Conducting Gas Turbine Endwall with Internal Jet Impingement and Film Cooling
    Amy Mensch, Pennsylvania State University
  • Hydrogen Flame Flashback in Turbulent Boundary Layer Flow
    Georg Baumgartner, Technical University of Munich, Germany
    • Poster [PDF-MB]
  • Water Guided Laser Drilling of Cooling Holes
    John Steinbeck, Physical Sciences, Inc.
    • Poster [PDF-MB]
  • Thermal Cycling Test of Thermal Barrier Coatings with Temperature Gradient
    Shizhong Yang, Southern University and A&M College
    • Poster [PDF-MB]
  • Oxy-Fuel Technology
    Brett Hodge, Clean Energy Systems
    • Poster [PDF-MB]
  • Network Perfectly Stirred Reactor Model for Simulating Gas Turbine Combustor Emissions
    Andrew North, University of California at Berkeley
    • Poster [PDF-MB]
  • Aerodynamics and Heat Transfer Studies of Parameters Specific to the IGCC-Requirements: Endwall Contouring, Leading Edge Filleting, and Blade Tip Ejection Under Rotating Turbine Conditions
    Meinhard T. Schobeiri, Texas A&M University
  • Laser Diagnostics of a Reacting Jet Injected into a Vitiated Crossflow
    Mario Roa, Purdue University
    • Poster [PDF-MB]
  • CFD Post Processing of Industrial Gas Turbine Exhaust Diffuser and Optimization of 1D Analysis Tool 
    Leolein Moualeu, University of North Dakota
  • Study of Burner Material and Tip Temperature Effects on Flashback of Confined Jet Flame
    Zhixuan Duan, University of California at Irvine
    • Poster [PDF-MB]
  • Center Electrode Life Test of an Iridium Alloy
    Mitch Busche, University of North Dakota
  • Investigating Effective Approaches for Predicting Spray Location and NOX Emissions
    Sudipa Sarker, Parker Hannifin Corporation
  • Evaluation of Single Crystal Ni-Based Superalloys
    Phillip Draa, University of Florida
    • Poster [PDF-MB]
  • Exhaust Enthalpy Augmenting Combustor
    Elliot Sullivan-Lewis, University of California at Irvine
    • Poster [PDF-MB]
  • Pressure Effects on the Turbulent Flame Speeds of Syngas Mixtures
    Prabhakar Venkateswaran, Georgia Institute of Technology
    Presenter: Tim Lieuwen, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Laminar Flame Speed Measurements and Correlations of Syngas Fuels with Steam Addition at Elevated Temperatures and Pressures
    Drew R. Plichta, Texas A&M University
    • Poster [PDF-MB]
  • Development of a New Fan-Stirred Flame Speed Facility for Turbulent Combustion Studies
    Sankaranarayanan Ravi, Texas A&M University
    • Poster [PDF-MB]
  • Syntactic YSZ Thermal Barrier Coating for Improved Thermal Resistance of Turbine Components
    Mark Grogan, Powdermet Inc.
  • Flame Response to Transverse Acoustic Forcing
    Michael Malanoski, Georgia Institute of Technology
    Presenter: Tim Lieuwen, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Numerical Simulation of Flow Through Internal Cooling Passage and Design of Experimental Test Section
    Timothy Repko, West Virginia University
    • Poster [PDF-MB]
  • Prediction of NOX Emissions Using CFD and CRN Models
    Andres Colorado, University of California at Irvine
    • Poster [PDF-MB]
  • Conditions in Advanced Turbines for IGCC Power Plants with Carbon Capture
    Briggs M. White, U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory
  • Quantitative Optical Thermography in a Hot Duct - Lessons Learned and Future Work
    Doug Straub, U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory
    • Poster [PDF-MB]
  • Internal Flow Analysis for Film Cooling
    Garret Dan Vo, Florida State University - Pratt And Whitney
    • Poster [PDF-MB]

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