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2022 University Turbine Systems Research (UTSR) and Advanced Turbines Program Review Meeting - Proceedings

  • Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Welcome and Introduction
Eugene Olevsky, Dean of the College of Engineering and Gustaaf Jacobs, Director of the Center for Industrial Training and Engineering Research, San Diego State University

Opening Remarks
Richard Dennis, Advanced Turbines & sCO2 Technology Manager, National Energy Technology Laboratory

Keynote Speech: Hydrogen Use in Gas Turbines: Emissions, Operability, and Efficiency Impacts
Tim Lieuwen, Regents’ Professor, the David S. Lewis, Jr. Professor and the Executive Director of the Strategic Energy Institute, Georgia Institute of Technology

Keynote Speech: The Role of Gas Turbines in Decarbonization: The Challenges of Using Hydrogen
John Mason, Director of Technology and Product Development in Turbomachinery Products, Solar Turbines

Panel Discussion: Utilization and Combustion of Carbon Free Fuels - Challenges and Opportunities

Keynote Speech
Richard Dennis, Technology Manager for Advanced Turbines and Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Power Cycle Programs, U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory

Combustion and Carbon Free Fuels

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

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

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

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

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

Supercritical CO2 / Aero Transfer

Low Leakage Seals for Utility-Scale sCO2 Turboexpanders (FE0024007)
Rahul Bidkar, GE Research

High-Temp Seals for sCO2 Turbomachinery (FE0031924)
Rahul Bidkar, GE Research

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

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

Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Oxy-Syngas Combustor Development and Testing (FE0031922)
David Cusano, Parametric Solutions, Inc.

Ceramic Matrix Composites & Additive Manufacturing / Pressure Gain Combustion

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

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

Power High Temperature Additive Architectures for 65% CC Efficiency (FE0031611)
Richard M. DiCintio, General Electric

Ensemble Manufacturing Techniques for Steam Turbine Components Across Length Scales (FE0031808)
Anand Kulkarni, Siemens Corporation

Development and Evaluation of a Novel Fuel Injector Design Method Using HybridAdditive Manufacturing (FE0031806)
Jacqueline O'Connor, Pennsylvania State University


  • Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Keynote Speech: Overview of DOE Advanced Turbines Program
Robert Schrecengost, Advanced Turbines & sCO2 Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy

Keynote Speech: Detonation Based Engines: Fundamentals, Opportunities and Challenges
Chiping Li, Program Officer of Energy and Combustion Science Portfolio, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Combustion and Carbon Free Fuels

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

Development of a Retrofittable Dry Low Emissions Industrial Gas Turbine Combustion System for 100% Hydrogen and Natural Gas Blends (FE0032106)
Rajeshriben Patel, Solar Turbines, Inc.

Demonstration of a Gas Turbine-Scale Rotating Detonation Combustor (RDC) Integrated with Compressor and Turbine Components at 7FA Cycle Conditions (FE0032170)
Keith McManus, GE Research

Overview of Rotating Detonation Combustion Research at NETL
Don Ferguson, National Energy Technology Laboratory - Research Innovation Center

Supercritical CO2 / Aero Transfer

High Inlet Temperature Combustor for Direct Fired Supercritical Oxy-Combustion (FE0024041)
Steve White, Southwest Research Institute (SwRI)

Development of Coal Syngas Oxy-Combustion Turbine for use in Advanced Supercritical Carbon Dioxide (SCO2) Power Cycles (FE0031929)
Jeff Moore, Southwest Research Institute (SwRI)

Step 10 MWe sCO2 Pilot Demonstration - 2022 Status Update (FE0028979)
William (Bill) Follett, GTI Energy

Design and Modeling of an 80 bar Oxy-Combustor for Direct Fired Supercritical CO2 Power Generation
Pete Strakey, National Energy Technology Laboratory - Research Innovation Center

Ceramic Matrix Composites & Additive Manufacturing / Pressure Gain Combustion

Repair of Steam Componnets Through Large Scale Metals AM (FWP-FEAA371)
Michael Kirka, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

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

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

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 & Raytheon Technologies Research Center

  • Thursday, September 29, 2022

Combustion and Carbon Free Fuels

Low-NOx, Operable Ammonia Combustor Development for Zero-Carbon Power (LOADZ) (FE0032169)
Paul Papas & Lance L. Smith, Raytheon Technologies Research Center

Investigation of Ammonia Combustion for Turbines (IACT) (FE0032172)
John Vega, GTI Energy

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

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

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

Supercritical CO2 / Aero Transfer

Improving Turbine Efficiencies Through Heat Transfer and Aerodynamic Research in the Steady Thermal Aero Research Turbine (START) (FE0025011)
Karen A. Thole, Pennsylvania State University

Development of Hybrid LES-RANS Methods for Turbine Cooling Simulations (FWP-AL-20-450-022)
Tom I-P. Shih, Ames Laboraotry/Purdue University

Recent Studies of Internal and External Cooling Technologies at NETL
Doug Straub, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) - Research and Innovation Center (RIC)

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

Ceramic Matrix Composites & Additive Manufacturing / Pressure Gain Combustion

Exploring EBC Temperature Limits for Industrial Gas Turbines (FWP-FEAA149)
Mackenzie Ridley, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Physics-Based Integration of H2-Air Rotating Detonation into Gas Turbine Power Plant (HydrogenGT) (FE0032075)
Guillermo Paniagua, 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

A Robust Methodology to Integrate Rotating Detonation Combustor with Gas Turbines to Maximize Pressure Gain (FE0032077)
Ajay Agrawal, University of Alabama