The gas turbine is a versatile source of shaft or propulsion power in a growing number of applications. The course reviews methods for evaluating the performance of gas turbines, leading to the criteria for selection and application of the engine. Attendees will be instructed in identifying functions of the several components of the gas turbine. A thorough introduction into quantitative analysis of engine performance based on component characteristics will be provided. The successful operation of gas turbines will be analyzed, including the necessary characteristics of materials and fuels, the control of combustion emissions, and elements of condition monitoring and maintenance. Specific examples of component and gas turbine engine designs are shown to illustrate the application of the analysis principles.
You Will Learn To:
- Explain the methods for evaluating the performance of gas turbines, leading to the criteria for selection and application of the engine
- Identify functions of the several components of the gas turbine
- Conduct a basic quantitative analysis of engine performance based on component characteristics
- Analyze the successful operation of gas turbines, including the necessary characteristics of materials and fuels, the control of combustion emissions, and elements of condition monitoring and maintenance
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Who Should Attend
Gas turbine newcomers and more experienced persons who desire an overview of the many available gas turbine technologies. Instruction in analysis and performance prediction methods assumes an engineering degree background. Practical design, operating and maintenance considerations are reviewed for the engineer operator and manager.
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Course Type: Public Course
Course Number: PD115
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Walter F. O'Brien, Ph.D., Course Director, is Mechanical Engineering Department Head and J. Bernard Jones Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, VA. He is active in research work on unsteady processes in compressors and has conducted investigations on the use of alternate fuels in gas turbines. Dr. O’Brien teaches courses in turbomachinery and gas turbines and is a consultant to both industry and government in gas turbine related areas. His related experience includes work in propulsion, combustion, instrumentation, analysis and design of electromechanical devices, and product development. Dr. O’Brien is an active member of the AIAA, ASME and ISA, a U.S. AGARD panelist, and serves on several IGTI Technical Committees.
John Blanton, Ph.D., has 35 years of engineering design and analysis experience in industrial and aircraft engines with GE Research, GE Aviation, and GE Power & Water. His work has included leadership of industrial gas turbine alternative fuels research programs, industrial gas turbine compressor design, SCRAMjet propulsion system studies, and for the past 25 years has focused on gas turbine heat transfer and thermal management. Dr. Blanton has also been an adjunct faculty member at Union College in Schenectady NY and at the University of Cincinnati. He is a Fellow of both ASME and AIAA.