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Flow Field Computations of Combustor-Turbine Interactions Relevant to a Gas Turbine Engine

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Sarah Stitzel, Karen A. Thole

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA

Paper No. GT2003-38253, pp. 175-183; 9 pages
  • ASME Turbo Expo 2003, collocated with the 2003 International Joint Power Generation Conference
  • Volume 5: Turbo Expo 2003, Parts A and B
  • Atlanta, Georgia, USA, June 16–19, 2003
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 0-7918-3688-6 | eISBN: 0-7918-3671-1
  • Copyright © 2003 by ASME


The current demands for high performance gas turbine engines can be reached by raising combustion temperatures to increase power output. High combustion temperatures create a harsh environment that leads to the consideration of the durability of the combustor and turbine sections. This paper presents a computational study of a flow field that is representative of what occurs in a combustor and how that flow field convects through the first downstream stator vane. The results of this study indicate the development of the secondary flow field in the turbine is highly dependent on the incoming total pressure profile. The endwall heat transfer is found to also depend strongly on the secondary flow field.

Copyright © 2003 by ASME



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