Unsteady CFD simulation of an entire gas turbine high-spool

Jörg Schlüter*, Sourabh Apte, Georgi Kalitzin, Heinz Pitsch, Edwin van der Weide, Juan Alonso

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We present an approach for the numerical prediction of the full engine performance and the assessment of multi-component behavior. In this approach, multiple components of a gas turbine are solved with different CFD solvers, each optimized for its assigned task. The solvers are executed simultaneously and during the computation exchange flow data at the interfaces. This enables efficient and accurate simulation of the entire gas turbine. We have developed a coupling software that enables multi-code/multi-physics simulations to perform seamlessly. In this paper, we will present the approach of multi-code simulations, describe the necessary interface and boundary conditions and demonstrate the value of integrated multi-code simulations for the assessment for multi-component effects. Finally, we will show and demonstrate the possibility of full engine simulations using CFD.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo 2006 - Power for Land, Sea, and Air
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)0-7918-3774-2
ISBN (Print)978-0-7918-4241-6
Publication statusPublished - 16 Nov 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventASME Turbo Expo 2006: Power for Land, Sea & Air - Barcelona International Convention Center (CCIB), Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 8 May 200611 May 2006


ConferenceASME Turbo Expo 2006


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