Optimization of Recuparator Fin Geometry of Micro Gas Turbine

Ramamurthy, S and Bharat, Mhakwan (2008) Optimization of Recuparator Fin Geometry of Micro Gas Turbine. In: International conference for Aerospace Science and Technology, June 2008, Bangalore.

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Recuperater is used in micro gas turbine to recover the waste heat from the turbine exhaust and boost the thermal efficiency of the gas turbine. Effectiveness of the recuperater depends on the many factors; one among these is surface area for heat transfer per unit volume. This paper describes various fin geometries considered for improving the effectiveness of the recuperater used in Micro Gas Turbine. Through CFD analysis it was shown that inclined corrugated fins having 45 deg. inclination has higher effectiveness compared to conventional flat or straight corrugated fins. The flow within the corrugated channels was studied in detail to understand flow physics.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aeronautics (General)
AERONAUTICS > Aircraft Propulsion and Power
Depositing User: Dr S Ramamurthy
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2010 09:40
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2010 09:40
URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/8953

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