MTF171 - Gas turbine technology
| Syllabus adopted 2019-02-21 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
|Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Fail
|Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Automation and Mechatronics Engineering, Energy and Environmental Systems and Technology, Chemical Engineering with Engineering Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Shipping and Marine Technology, Engineering Physics
Department: 30 - MECHANICS AND MARITIME SCIENCES
Teaching language: English
Application code: 03120
Open for exchange students: Yes
16 Jan 2020 am SB_MU
07 Apr 2020 am DIST
MPAME APPLIED MECHANICS, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)
MPAME APPLIED MECHANICS, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPSES SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPSES SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)
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In order to be eligible for a second cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme that owns the course. (If the second cycle course is owned by a first cycle programme, second cycle entry requirements apply.)
Exemption from the eligibility requirement:
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling these requirements.
Course specific prerequisites
Mechanics of Fluids, TME225
The course aims at providing knowledge about the applied design of complex turbomachinery
concentrating on aero engine design and design of stationary gas turbines. This involves developing
an insight into applied aerodynamics as well as to some extent to solid mechanics and material mechanics.
In particular the course aims at explaining how these fields impose limitations on the design and operation
the gas turbine.
Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)
- apply turbomachinery design principles to the gas turbine engine.
- carry out preliminary design and analysis of several different gas turbine cycles,
- including various stationary and aircraft engine cycles
- assess fluidic losses using commercial tools as well as simpler second low and loss modelling
- based methods
Gas turbines are the primary source of propulsion for aircraft
and find a widespread use in power generation as well as marine
applications. Within the course, aspects ranging from cycle studies
and performance calculations to analysis of individual components are
covered. The ambition is that the student shall become familiar with
different gas turbine concepts and their operation. Knowledge necessary
to design and analyse more advanced turbomachines is taught in the course.
The course starts with a general overview of the gas turbine
system and its field of application. The needs, as given by a jet
engine or a power generation system, and the implications by these on
the engine cycle are treated. Furthermore, the requirements on the
components in order to fulfil these cycle requirements are
illustrated. Different design principles for the components,
such as compressors, turbines, nozzles etc., are described and
what requirements are most important for the final system performance.
Apart from topics typical for a traditional course in gas turbine
theory fields such as material selection (superalloys, low cycle fatigue
and creep), environmental aspects of aircraft engines (noise and emissions)
as well as the use of alternative fuels are included.
Two lectures per week are given. Tutorials are integrated into the lectures.
Three design exercises complement the learning process.
1. Thermodynamic analysis of a three shaft modern aero engine
2. Conceptual design of a modern three shaft aero engine.
3. Two- and threedimensional fluid dynamic design, i.e. generation of geometry
required to achieve good fluid mechanics performance, of a transonic high pressure
A study visit to Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery is included.
Cohen, Rogers, Saravanamuttoo: Gas Turbine Theory. 6th edition.
Examination including compulsory elements
A written examination concludes the course. The three design tasks are viewed as an important examination step
and is valued through bonus credits for the written examination.