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Energy Analysis of Part Flow and Full Flow Humid Air Turbine Cycle (HAT)

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Vahid Noei Aghaei, Bahador Bakhtiari, Hiwa Khaledi, Mohammad Bagher Ghofrani

Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Paper No. GT2006-90832, pp. 319-327; 9 pages
  • ASME Turbo Expo 2006: Power for Land, Sea, and Air
  • Volume 4: Cycle Innovations; Electric Power; Industrial and Cogeneration; Manufacturing Materials and Metallurgy
  • Barcelona, Spain, May 8–11, 2006
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4239-8
  • Copyright © 2006 by ASME


Current researches on the development of gas turbine related power plants such as HAT cycle and Combined Cycle are aimed to increase the plant efficiency and output power, while reducing the cost of power generation and emission. Humid air turbine cycle (HAT) is one of innovative cycles, which are able to provide a substantial power boost of the system and an efficiency rise of several percentage points. In order to perform energy analysis of Full Flow HAT cycle and Part Flow HAT cycle an advanced thermodynamic model is developed, which is enabling evaluation of behavior of Full Flow and Part Flow Humid Air Turbines and predicting the influence of operational parameters in the performance of these cycles. Changes in level of cooling technology are introduced in the model. Results show that this parameter has great influence on the cycle efficiency, especially at high Turbine Inlet Temperature (TIT). Also to model the accurate behavior of humid air, a new thermodynamic model is used to predict thermodynamic properties of air-water mixture at elevated temperature and pressure. In The pressure, in which compressor divided into two sections (LP/HP) is considered to find the optimum performance of cycle. Finally performance of Part Flow HAT cycle at different operating conditions (compressor pressure ratio, TIT) and bypass factors is verified and compared with Full Flow HAT cycle. Results show that in Part Flow HAT cycle changes in bypass factor has little influence on performance of the cycle. Furthermore, Part Flow HAT cycle exhibits better performance (compared to Full Flow HAT cycle) at high pressure ratio region, and vice versa at low pressure ratio region.

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