Fluids and Thermal Engineering Research Group

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Edward Wright

PhD Student for Turbine Blade Cooling,

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The ultimate aim of the research is to allow for higher power outputs and efficiencies of market leading gas turbines. This is achieved by an increased combustion temperature, this increase, alongside already massive stresses push the material limits of the life limiting turbine blades and nozzles. Therefore, an experimental and computational study into the heat transfer coefficients of various cooling features is being conducted to improve the design analysis techniques currently used. Additionally, the development and further research of new, novel aerodynamic geometries is being investigated to improve the cooling effectiveness. This will lead to improved aerofoil designs allowing for higher overall efficiency, power and lifespan

Fluids and Thermal Engineering Research Group

Faculty of Engineering
The University of Nottingham
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

email:flute@nottingham.ac.uk