PERformance enhancement of MIcro Turbine based CHP systems


The collaborative research Project "Permit" has been performed in collaboration with Micro Turbine Technology (MTT), Leuven Air Bearings and B&B-AGEMA and has been funded within the INTERREG program.
B&B-AGEMA investigated the heat management of the turbine and bearing assembly of the micro turbine ( the "hot part" of the micro turbine) by application of the conjugate heat transfer method, a numerical method to determine the material temperature distribution with simultaneous determination of the internal fluid flow fields and their mutual interactions. Based on the complex simulation model the heat flow through several components of the turbine assembly and the influences of different flows could be evaluated and the results could be used for optimization of the heat management and thus, for performance enhancement of the turbine.