Optimization Of Various Gas Turbine Cycles
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The gas turbine, as is used in most applications, does not utilize its maximum potential. There are many reasons that this state of affairs remains, most significant being cycle and metallurgical limitations. In this paper, the attention is paid to the cycle itself and to the thermodynamic parameters which affect it. The present paper analyzes numerous variations of the gas turbine cycles, which include various types of open and closed cycles, gas and water injection cycles, and the Rankine-Brayton combination cycles. An attempt has been made in each case to optimize the cycle in terms of pressure ratio, turbine inlet temperature, regenerator size, and other pertinent parameters. The goal of this paper is to enable the reader to evaluate various types of cycles that are being offered to him, and to choose a cycle which would best fit his needs. The paper will also aid the user in making changes to existing turbines for higher efficiency and lower NOx emissions.
Boyce, Meherwan P.; Chen, Mow-Shung (1974). Optimization Of Various Gas Turbine Cycles. Texas A&M University. Gas Turbine Laboratories. Available electronically from