Gas Turbine Transient Performance
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The future development of gas turbines and associated systems depends an increasingly detailed understanding of phenomena and processes taking place within the engine. The transient phase, the brief period of time in which the engine adjusts to a new power setting, is one of particular importance; during this phase many components operate close to their performance limits, such as surge in the compressors, high temperatures in the turbines, and in some cases rotor over speeding.
Cranfield University is located at the very heart of the UK – within the innovation triangle between London and the cities of Oxford and Cambridge.
Our central location provides easy access from the M1, excellent main line rail service as well as proximity to key international airports. Set in rolling countryside, Cranfield offers a rich, rural landscape complemented by thriving towns and picturesque villages.
- Road: We are just 10 minutes from Junctions 13 & 14 of the M1 motorway. There is free parking on campus.
- Rail: Milton Keynes or Bedford
- Air: London Luton (22 miles), Heathrow (50 miles) or Birmingham (70 miles).
Accommodation is on a full-board basis from the evening before the course commences until the afternoon of the last day. The course fee includes refreshments and lunch during the day. The accommodation fee includes all other meals. Details of accommodation will be provided in the delegate information pack.
How to register
For more information on this course or booking details please contact:
Power and Propulsion short courses
T: + 44 (0) 1234 754683
Who should attend
The course will be very beneficial to engineers involved in the development of gas turbines and the associated hardware, especially control systems. Material taught during the course will be of immediate benefit in the workplace.
The aim of the Gas Turbine Transient Performance course is to provide an understanding of the events taking place during the transient phase, and to introduce and explain the models employed to simulate gas turbine behaviour.
The course consists of two major elements, a description of the operation of gas turbines, and a section on gas turbine transient performance, simulation and unsteady phenomena.
The first section is aimed at introducing the overall performance and behaviour of various components and their interaction when assembled to make up the engine. This background section contains the following elements:
- Gas Dynamics
- Compressor Performance, Turbine Performance
- Combustion Systems
The second part of the course deals with the explanation of the phenomena taking place in the gas turbine and the simulation tools available:
- Gas Turbine Behaviour
- Heat Soakage Effects
- Method of Constant Mass
- Flow Method of Inter component Volumes
Please note the first two days of lectures are the same on both the Gas Turbine Performance and the Gas Turbine Transient Performance course. Delegates who have already recently attended the Gas Turbine Performance course may feel it more appropriate to attend only the last 3 days of the Transient Performance course. Please indicate clearly on the registration form which option you wish to take.
Course DirectorProfessor Pericles Pilidis
Head of Department of Power and Propulsion
T: +44 (0) 1234 754646
F: +44 (0) 1234 758208
Gas Turbine Engineering Courses
The Department of Power and Propulsion offers one of the largest gas turbine engineering training course portfolios for industry. For several years, our academics and network of industrial experts have welcomed delegates from all over the world to Cranfield.