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Proceedings - 2021 University Turbine Systems Research (UTSR) Project Review Meeting - Virtual

  • November 8, 2021

Advanced Turbines Program Overview
Richard Dennis, U.S. Department of Energy

Keynote Presentation
Gas Turbines, Hydrogen, and the Evolving US Energy Sector
Tim Lieuwen, Strategic Energy Institute, Georgia Tech

Development and Application of Multipoint Array Injection Concepts for Operation of Gas Turbines on Hydrogen Containing Fuels (FE0032073)
Vincent McDonell
University of California, Irvine

Investigation of Flame Structure for Hydrogen Gas Turbine Combustion (FE0032074)
Robert Lucht
Purdue University

Development of Design Practices for Additively Manufactured Micro-Mix Hydrogen Fuelled Turbine Combustors with High-Fidelity Simulation Analysis, Reduced Models and Testing (FE0032080)
Gustaaf Jacobs
San Diego State University 

Fundamental Experimental and Numerical Combustion Study of H2 Containing Fuels for Gas Turbines (FE0032072)
Subith Vasu
University of Central Florida 

Hydrogen Fuel Effects on Stability and Operation of Lean-Premixed and Staged Gas Turbine Combustors (FE0032076)
Jeffrey Sutton and Venkat Raman
The Ohio State University and University of Michigan

Ignition, Turbulent Flame Speeds, and Emissions from High Hydrogen Blended Fuels (FE0032079)
Wenting Sun
Georgia Institute of Technology

Integrating a Rotating Detonation Combustor with a  Power Generating Gas Turbine to Realize the Pressure Gain (FE0032077)
Ajay Agrawal and Joseph Meadows
The University of Alabama and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Integration of H2-Air Rotating Detonation into Gas Turbine Power Plant (HydrogenGT) (FE0032075)
Guillermo Paniagua-Perez
Purdue University

Pressure Gain, Stability, and Operability of Methane/Syngas Based RDEs Under Steady and Transient Conditions (FE0031773)
Mirko Gamba and Venkat Raman
University of Michigan

Experimental Studies of a Water-Cooled Rotating Detonation Engine (Turbines FWP) 
Don Ferguson
National Energy Technology Laboratory (RIC)

CFD Modeling of Rotating Detonation Engines (Turbines FWP)
Peter Strakey
National Energy Technology Laboratory (RIC)


  • November 9, 2021

Keynote Presentation
Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Power Cycles Overview
Timothy J. Held , Echogen Power Systems

Novel Modular Heat Engines with Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Bottoming Cycle Utilizing Advanced Oil-Free Turbomachinery (FE0031617)
Bugra Ertas
GE Research Center

High Inlet Temperature Combustor for Direct Fired sCO2 Oxy-Combustion (FE24041)
Steve White
Southwest Research Institute (SwRI)

Large Seals and High-Temp Seals for sCO2 Turbines (FE0024007 and FE31924)
Rahul Bidkar
GE Research Center

Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Pilot Plant Test Facility (FE0028979)
Scott Macadam
Gas Technology Institute (GTI)

Zero Emission Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Oxy-Combustor Development and Testing (FE0031922)
Testing Results
David Cusano and Eric Petersen
Parametric Solutions, Inc. and Texas A&M

Development of Coal Syngas Oxy-Combustion Turbine for Use in Advanced Supercritical Carbon Dioxide sCO2 Power Cycles (FE0031929)
Stefan Cich and Jeffrey Moore
Southwest Research Institute (SwRI)

Advanced Model Development for Large Eddy Simulation (LES) of Oxy-Combustion and Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Power Cycles (FE0031772)
Joseph C. Oefelein
Georgia Institute of Technology

Discrete Element Roughness Modeling for Design Optimization of Additively and Conventionally Manufactured Internal Turbine Cooling Passages (FE0031280)
Robert Kunz
Pennsylvania State University

Analysis of Advanced Cooling Strategies for Gas Turbines (FWP-AL05205018)
Tom Shih
Purdue University

Overview of NETL/RIC Heat Transfer Support for Brayton and sCO2 Power Cycles (Turbines FWP)
Doug Straub
National Energy Technology Laboratory (RIC)

Techno-Economic Optimization of Advanced Energy Plants with Integrated Thermal, Mechanical, and Electro-Chemical Storage (FE0031771)
Debangsu Bhattacharyya
West Virginia University


  • November 10, 2021

Keynote Presentation
Gas Turbines, Past, Present & Future
John Gulen, Bechtel Infrastructure & Power, Inc.

High Temperature Additive Architectures for 65% Efficiency (FE0031611)
Sharon Swede
GE Gas Power

START Update: Cooled Blades and the National Equipment Turbine (NExT) (FE0025011)
Karen Thole
Pennsylvania State University

Integrated Transpiration and Lattice Cooling Systems Developed by Additive Manufacturing with Oxide-Dispersion Strengthened Alloys (FE0031277)
Sarwesh Parbat and Bruce Kang
West Virginia University and University of Pittsburgh

Integrated Turbine Component Cooling Designs Facilitated by Additive Manufacturing and Optimization (FE0031760)
David Bogard and Karen Thole
University of Texas at Austin and Pennsylvania State University

Improving NOx Entitlement with Axial Staging (FE0031227)
Scott Martin 
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

High-Frequency Transverse Combustion Instabilities in Low-NOx Gas Turbines (FE0031285)
Timothy Lieuwen
Georgia Institute of Technology

Development And Evaluation of a Novel Fuel Injector Design Method Using Hybrid-Additive Manufacturing (FE0031806)
Jacqueline O'Connor
Pennsylvania State University

An Effective Quality Assurance Method for Additively Manufactured Gas Turbine Metallic Components Via Machine Learning from In-Situ Monitoring, Part-Scale Modeling, and Ex-Situ Characterization Data (FE0031774)
Xiayun Zhao, Rick Neu and Albert To
University of Pittsburgh and Georgia Institute of Technology

Development of Additive Manufacturing for Ceramic Matrix Composite Vanes (FE0031758)
Stephen P. Lynch
Pennsylvania State University

A Multiphysics Multiscale Simulation Platform for Damage, Environmental Degradation, and Life Prediction of Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCS) in Extreme Environments (FE0031759)
Aditi Chattopadhyay and Luke Borkowski
Arizona State University and Raytheon Technologies Research Center (RTRC)

Next Generation Environmental Barrier Coatings (FEAA121)
Bruce Pint
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

In-Situ Optical Monitoring of Gas Turbine Blade Coatings Under Extreme Environments (FE0031282)
Quentin Fouliard
University of Central Florida