ETC 2017, Stockholm, Sweden, April 2017:
"The Thermal and Nuclear Power" Journal, February 2017, B&B-Article in Japanese
SGT5-4000F User Conference, Helsinki, 11-13 October 2016
VDI Special Day: „Failure of gas turbines“, Nürnberg, 15. November 2016
The Thermal and Nuclear Power Generation Convention 2016 (Heisei 28th), Takamatsu Japan, October 27th
B&B-AGEMA joins the Gas Turbine Society of Japan
Contributing Organizations to GTSJ
Star Korean Conference, Seoul, June 2016
Gas turbines are of significant importance in public and industrial power and heat generation. In order to address the diversity of market demands, an industrial gas turbine system of highest efficiency in its class and enhanced operational flexibility has been developed. The key factor in the design process was the application of advanced cooling technologies based on modern computational simulation and analyses systems as provided within Star-CCM+. The complex cooling task is explained for the first vane nozzle of the gas turbine showing simulation results as well as measurement results from the test engine. For higher effectiveness of the film-cooling also an innovative film cooling technology has been developed. Increasing the film cooling effectiveness has been possible by innovative cooling hole geometries and the generation of so-called Anti-Counter-Rotating Vortices (ACRV), which enable the cooling air to remain close to the surface to be cooled. The design parameters of the cooling holes have a crucial impact to the film cooling effectives behind the hole. These design parameters are varied and optimized in order to show the capabilities of the technology. Since the design parameters influence each other and the composition governs the result, an automated optimization tool (Heeds/Optimate+) has been utilized.
ASME 2016, Seoul, South Korea, June 2016 :
Conjugate Heat Transfer Analysis of a Blade Leading Edge Cooling Configuration Using Double Swirl Chambers
Design Space Exploration of Advancded-Shaped Film Cooling Holes using the Sherpa Algorithm
It was a great pleasure meeting you in Seoul.
ISROMAC 2016, Honolulu, 16. April 2016
Conjugate Heat Transfer Simulations for a Film Cooled Nozzle Guide Vane of a High-efficiency, Industrial Gas TurbineThe conjugate heat transfer (CHT) calculation technique is used for the three-dimensional thermal load prediction of an extensively cooled 1st nozzle test vane installed in a highest-efficient industrial gas turbine. The utilized numerical model contains all geometrical features (e.g. pin-fins, ribs, impingement sheets etc.) of the real test vane without simplifications. The comparison with thermal index paint measurements inside the test engine shows that a qualitatively and quantitatively good agreement between the CHT and the measurements results can be found. A consideration of advanced-shaped film cooling holes at the vane platforms also offers high potential to further reduce the material temperatures and decrease thermal stresses by lowering of platform temperatures and homogenization of the temperature distribution.
STAR Global Conference, 07-09 March 2016, Prague
Design Space Exploration of Gas Turbine Film Cooling Holes with HEEDS & Optimate+In modern gas turbines, the film cooling technology is essential for the protection of hot parts. Today, shaped holes are widely used, but besides others, the NEKOMIMI-shaped cooling holes have shown that there is still potential to increase the film cooling effectiveness by generation of Anti-Counter-Rotating Vortices (ACRV). As a result, the cooling air remains close to the wall and spreads in lateral direction along the surface. The ACRV result from the special shape of the expanding hole exits (NEKOMIMI-shape). Thus, the design parameters have a crucial impact to the film cooling effectiveness behind the hole. In this study the design parameters are varied and optimized within a multi-objective Pareto optimization in order to show the capabilities of the technology and the potential of HEEDS and Optimate+ for automated design space explorations.
IGTC Tokyo 2015
ASME Turbo Expo 2015, June 15-19
VGB Conference Gas Turbines and Operation of Gas Turbines 2015, Lübeck, May 6/7
Certificate of appreciation from Kawasaki Heavy Industries, LTD.
right: Dr. Minoru Makimura, Senior Vice President, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, LTD.
middle: Dr. Karsten Kusterer, CEO B&B-AGEMA GmbH
left: Dr. Koji Kadota, General Manager Corporate Technology Division, Kawasaki Heavy Industries LTD.