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Turbine Inlet Analysis of Injected Water Droplet Behavior


Abstract Gas turbines have become widely used in the generation of power for cities. They are used all over the world and must operate under a wide variety of ambient conditions. Every turbine has a temperature at which it operates at peak capacity. In order to attain this temperature in the hotter months various cooling methods are used such as refrigeration inlet cooling systems, evaporative methods, and thermal energy storage systems. One of the more widely used is the evaporative systems because it is one of the safest and easiest to utilize method. However, the behavior of water droplets within the inlet to the turbine has not been extensively studied or documented. It is important to understand how the droplets behave within the inlet so that ... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Hargrave, Kevin (Author) / Lee, Taewoo (Advisor) / Huang, Huei-Ping (Committee member) / Chen, Kaangping (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Aerospace engineering / Evaporation / Inlet / Turbine
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 229 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Aerospace Engineering 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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