National Energy Technology Laboratory Advances Experimental Turbine
May 16, 2022
To improve gas turbine performance and efficiency, component cooling, particularly of turbine blades and vanes, is essential. However, the geometries of these and other components are highly proprietary. NExT will address this issue by providing a modern turbine design that can be used by multiple organizations to advance turbine aerodynamics and cooling. The primary goal of the NExT initiative, based at Penn State University’s Steady Thermal Aero Research Turbine (START) Lab, is to develop a modern research turbine for U.S. manufacturers and institutions that provides a platform for acquiring detailed data to be used for new design method development and new design concept validation.
Learn more about the NExT program at: https://www.netl.doe.gov/node/11772
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