CCS and Power Systems
Advanced Energy Systems - Hydrogen Turbines
Evaluation of Flow and Heat Transfer Inside Lean Pre-Mixed Combustor Systems Under Reacting Flow Conditions
Performer: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Project No: FE0011762
Program Background and Project Benefits
This project will provide a better understanding of combustor swirling flow and its effect on combustor liner surface heat transfer. This will support the development of more effective cooling schemes to maintain and improve combustor durability, leading to reduced maintenance costs for turbine operators. Specifically, this project will focus on how the hot swirling gases interact with the liner wall of a gas turbine combustor to provide insight into the effect of swirl nozzle exit flows and the mixing characteristics of fuel/air and its impingement on liner and dome regions and support the development of more effective cooling schemes.