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High fidelity aerodynamic simulation for gas turbine design

On-Demand Webinar | 46 minutes

Learn how Siemens Energy create high fidelity turbine simulations by combining results from different disciplines, to create efficient and reliable gas turbine designs.

Gas turbine design

Simulation is an essential tool for gas turbine design. In this webinar, hear how Siemens Energy are taking simulation fidelity to the next level by combining results from different disciplines within one tool. By linking combustion and blade cooling predictions, or aerodynamic and aero-mechanic responses, they increase the realism and accuracy of their results. This combined approach increases understanding of turbine performance, and brings improved gas turbine designs to market.

Topics covered include the use of simulation for blade aerodynamics and temperature predictions, as well as stability and flutter prediction.

What will you learn from watching this webinar on gas turbine design?

Topics covered include:

  • Results from a recent study on improving heat transfer and aerodynamic performance prediction by combining turbine blade cooling simulations with combustion simulation data.
  • Turbine flutter analysis and forced response dynamics via a combined aerodynamic and aero-mechanic approach with harmonic balance.
  • Comparison of results with test data
  • How using a single environment from CAD to simulation to results, combined with scripting and automation, speeds up gas turbine design.

A single integrated simulation environment for turbine blade cooling prediction

Our multi-physics simulation tool means you can go from CAD to mesh to physics to results in a single working environment. By combining conjugate heat transfer and computational fluid dynamics in the same simulation, you can calculate both air and blade temperatures simultaneously, with no mapping between different data sets. Our solutions also include automated design space exploration, making it quick and easy to optimize turbine blade cooling and explore alternative designs.

Perform turbine flutter analysis and ensure robust operation

Flutter is an unstable oscillation caused by the interaction of aerodynamic forces. In turbines, flutter can lead to unstable vibrations and destruction. Our solutions enable you to predict both aerodynamic and aeroelastic responses. This webinar shows results from a turbine flutter analysis within Simcenter STAR-CCM+, using harmonic balance.