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PD765 - Gas Turbine Engines – Controlling Pollutants

PD765 - Gas Turbine Engines – Controlling Pollutants

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Houston, TX, USA
Jun 10, 2019 - Jun 12, 2019




Length: 3 days    CEUs: 2.30    PDHs: 23.00

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

Click HERE to review the course outline.

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.

For venue information, please click HERE.

  • Course Type: Public Course
  • Course Number: PD765
  • Language: English
Final invoices will include applicable sales and use tax.


Bruce Chehroudi, Ph.D., has been an award-winning engineer/scientist/R&D Manager for nearly twenty years in several engineering and scientific disciplines such as automotive, aerospace, energy, environment, nanotechnology, and medicine. He has worked in various capacities and leadership positions with some of the country’s leading corporations and institutions, including Raytheon STX, Ford, Air Force Research Laboratory, Princeton University, General Motors, and NASA. He has been a technical and R&D consultant for a number of organizations, such as Honda R&D, Honeywell, NASA, GE, Boeing, TRW, General Motors, Chrysler, Amgen, Stumberger, and GlaxoSmithKline.

Dr. Chehroudi earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, and was a Post-Doctoral Fellow (Princeton University), an MS in Mechanical Engineering (Southern Methodist University, Summa Cum Laude), and an MS in Economics and Management (Swiss Finance Institute, Magna Com Laude).

Dr. Chehroudi has delivered over 200 presentations in technical/managerial meetings to corporate boards of directors, and to nontechnical audiences. He has covered or acted as a consultant on topics, such as strategic planning, technology transfer, ideation process, innovation, new product development (NPD), motivation, creativity, leadership, and R&D portfolio management. Dr. Chehroudi has more than 150 publications and patents, with extensive experience in both scientific and management areas and intensive training in finance and financial engineering.
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