Length: 3 days
Controlling the emission of pollutants from gas turbine engines, whether they come from aircraft, ground-based energy conversion or mechanical drives, is one of the grand challenges of our time. Design strategies for many gas turbine components, specifically combustors and fuel nozzles, require a thorough understanding of the control of regulated combustion pollutants released into the atmosphere.
This course presents a balanced look at current and future low-emission design strategies for both aircraft and ground-based gas turbine engines. It demonstrates that the formation mechanisms for the regulated pollutants is critical for efficient engineering design strategies and technology development.
The course will cover a wide range of topics, including premixed or partially-premixed combustor designs, staging in lean-premixed prevaporized (LPP) mixture and its consequences on designs of the combustor, prevaporization, combustion efficiency, lean stability, auto-ignition, flashback, fuel nozzles, and lean direct injection (LDI).
Operability issues (such as part-load emissions, stability and lean blowout, ignition, thermal managements, pattern factor, combustor pressure losses, combustion oscillations, and alternative fuels) will also be discussed.
Using case studies from manufacturers and technology developers, the class discussion will emphasize the system-level and practical issues that must be addressed in developing different types of gas turbines that emit pollutants at acceptable levels. The course will be especially valuable to those who are new in the field as well as those who wish to increase their understanding of gas turbine emission control strategies.
You Will Learn To
- Describe the requirements for low-emission combustion engines for both aircraft and ground-based
- Explain the fundamental formation mechanisms for particulates, NOx, and CO in gas turbine engines
- Describe design and control strategies for low-emission engines, including NOx and CO formation and control
- Explain how to make a smooth and efficient transition from other engine technologies to gas turbine engines
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Who Should Attend
This course is for design, application, and test engineers, researchers, scientists, and technical managers who are involved in low-emission gas turbine engine technology. Those with both modeling/simulation and experimental orientations will benefit from the course.
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