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Application of Genetic Algorithms to Design of an Internal Turbine Cooling System

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C. F. F. Favaretto, K. Funazaki

Iwate University, Morioka, Japan

Paper No. GT2003-38408, pp. 273-278; 6 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


This paper deals with the development of an optimizing technique based on Genetic Algorithms (GA), which can be applied to the optimization of an internal cooling system of turbine nozzles. An impingement cooling system with pins and air-discharging holes is selected as target cooling system to be optimized using a single-objective GA code developed in this study. The optimization is performed for several design parameters such as the impingement and discharging hole diameters, pin diameter and pin height. The computational grid is automatically generated and boundary conditions prescribed. A commercial CFD code is used to evaluate the target function, which is in the present case simply defined as the ratio between the averaged heat transfer coefficient multiplied by the wetted area and the pressure loss. A hybrid FORTRAN/UNIX shell script program controls the whole process of the optimization, leading to the successful achievement for finding an optimum configuration of the cooling system concerned.

Copyright © 2003 by ASME



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