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Advanced Cooling Technique for Gas Turbine Combustors

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
32769
Program Year/Program:
1996 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
32769
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ccs Associates
P.O. Box 563 Bethel Park, PA 15102
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1996
Title: Advanced Cooling Technique for Gas Turbine Combustors
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $69,908.00
 

Abstract:

A key problem associated with aircraft turboshaft engines is the need to provide adequate cooling for the combustor liner. The general approach which has been taken toward this problem is to utilize a portion of incoming combustor air for film-cooling of the liner. This proposal deals with a cooling technique for combustor liners which does not utilize film cooling. Instead, a special liner design is employed which enables incident heat to be absorbed by incoming combustor air. The innovative combustor liner cooling concept provides a more uniform temperature distribution in the combustor exit gas, and permits effective liner cooling even when film-cooling techniques are inadequate. Project objectives are: to establish design characteristics of the combustor liner, to assess the feasibility of the innovative liner cooling technique, and to identify research and development needs. Design and performance studies will be performed, a conceptual liner cooling system design will be prepared, and key problem areas will be evaluated. It is expected that results will verify the technical attractiveness of the new liner cooling concept, and its applicability to military and civilian turboshaft and other gas turbine applications.

Principal Investigator:

Calvin C. Silverstein
4122210999

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Ccs Associates
P.O. Box 563 Bethel Park, PA 15102

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No