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Application: Turbine Blade Film Cooling Optimization with CFD
Posted Tue March 03, 2015 @01:48PM
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Application By William Humber, Senior CFD Engineer
Aerodynamic Solutions, Inc.

The drive for more efficient and durable gas turbines has resulted in smaller, lighter designs capable of withstanding heavy loads and extreme operating temperatures. These conditions pose a great challenge to designers tasked to meet demanding durability goals. Higher turbine flow temperatures lead to higher efficiency, but can cause structural problems for the turbine blades so cooling techniques are used to keep blade temperatures under control.

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