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Thermo Mechanical Optimization of Cooled Turbine Vane

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Grzegorz Nowak, Włodzimierz Wróblewski

Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland

Paper No. GT2007-28196, pp. 931-938; 8 pages
  • ASME Turbo Expo 2007: Power for Land, Sea, and Air
  • Volume 4: Turbo Expo 2007, Parts A and B
  • Montreal, Canada, May 14–17, 2007
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4793-4 | eISBN: 0-7918-3796-3
  • Copyright © 2007 by ASME


This paper discuses the problem of cooling system optimization within a gas turbine vane regarding to thermo-mechanical behaviour of the component. The analysis involves the optimization of location and size of internal cooling passages within the vane. Cooling is provided with ten circular passages and heat is transported by convection. The task is approached in 3D configuration. Each passage is fed with cooling air of constant parameters at the inlet. Also a constant pressure drop is assumed along the passage length. The thermal boundary conditions in passages varied with diameter and local vane temperature (passage wall temperature). The analysis is performed by means of the genetic algorithm for the optimization task and FEM for the heat transfer predictions within the component. In the present study the vane profile is taken as aerodynamically optimal and the objective of the search procedure is to find cooling structure variant that at given external conditions provides possibly low stresses and material temperature.

Copyright © 2007 by ASME



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