PUMAc-Fx: Power Units Made in Aachen - Fuel X
Development of an ultralight hydrogen gas turbine with maximum fuel flexibility (from 100% H2 to Diesel/Kerosene).Now, we received the green light from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) for the first project phase starting in September 2020. (BMBF Press release)
Election of Prof. Bohn to the ASUE Executive Board
Webinar on the subject of combustor design together with Siemens PLM
New article in International Journal of Gas Turbine
B&B-AGEMA celebrates its 25th jubilee of the company
International Gas Turbine Congress (IGTC), 17.-22. November 2019, Tokyo, Japan
- Comparison between RANS and Large Eddy Simulations for Nekomimi and 777-Shaped Film Cooling Holes
- Numerical Simulations of the Micromix DLN Hydrogen Combustion Technology
with LES and Comparison to Results of RANS and Experimental Data
- Development of an Air Cooled Borescope for Infrared Thermal Load Monitoring
in Industrial Gas Turbine Combustors and Operational Experience
“Application of Low NOx Micro-Mix Hydrogen Combustion to 2MW Class Industrial Gas Turbine Combustor” (Horikawa, A., et al.)
Simcenter Conference - Europe, 3.-5. December 2018, Prague, Czech Republic
VDI Wissensforum, 29.-30. November 2018
Simcenter Conference - Americas, 15.-17. October 2018, Detroit, USA
International Gas Turbine Conference (IGTC), 10.-11. October 2018, Brussels, Belgium
International Symposium on Pump and Fan Technology, 26.-28. September 2018,
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 is 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.
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.