Computer Program for Life Assessment of Gas Turbine Blades

Gas turbine blades are most likely to meet failure before the other components in the gas turbine engine, especially turbine blades of the first two stages. Since they operate under the hot gas at a temperature higher than 1000 C, the reliability of gas turbine blades during the operation becomes an important concern in the gas turbine power plant. In the present research work, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is used to calculate the pressure and temperature distributions on the gas turbine blades under the real operating conditions using the Conjugate Heat Transfer (CHT) method. This research work is financially supported by the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT).

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ekachai Juntasaro

Asst. Prof. Dr. Karuna Tuchinda