INSPIRE INSpiring Pressure gain combustion Integration, Research, and Education

ESR 13

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Project Title: PGC power plant analysis and cycle thermo-economic optimization

Hosting Institution: UNIGE

Supervisor: Prof. A. Sorce

Objectives: The ESR will collect input from all the partners in order to assess the cycle performance and thus the exploiting potential of PGC in open and combined Cycle with the goals of identifying the most promising layout options taking into account also integration with power to gas solutions. To investigate blade cooling solutions and impact on PGC gas turbine simple cycle; and studying and optimising PGC CC on-design thermo-economic performance. Tasks: T5.1, T5.2, T5.3

Expected Results: i) reduced order PGC combustors (CVC and RDC) thermodynamic and cost model, ii) updated cost functions for all plant components for PGC purposes, iii) PGC CC thermos-economic performance and optimised design parameters.

Planned secondment(s): CERFACS: 1 months (M14-M15) and TUB: 4 month (M17-M20) to get trained with PGC rig operation and performance. 2 months at ANSALDO (M28-M29) to test cycle performance tools on actual industrial cases

Additional information for application: Application deadline is March 25th 2021

ESR1: Constant volume combustion and its reduced order model - ENSMA (FR), Supervisor: Prof. M. Bellenoue
ESR2: Experimental investigation of an industrial constant volume combustion system - SAFRAN Tech (FR), Supervisors: Dr D. Mejia
ESR3: Simulation of CVC combustor - CERFACS (FR), Supervisors: Prof. T. Poinsot)
ESR4: Experimental characterization of ignition events in CVC like conditions - ENSMA (FR), Supervisor: Prof. J. Sotton
ESR5: Control and impact of RDC wave direction - TUB (DE), Supervisors: Prof. M. Bohon and Prof. C. O. Paschereit
ESR6: LES of flow and combustion in a rotating detonation engine coupled to a turbine - CERFACS (FR), Supervisor: Prof. T. Poinsot
ESR7: Experimental investigation of rotating detonation combustors including ignition processes and turbine-integration effects - TUB (DE), Supervisors: Prof. M. Bohon and Prof. C. O. Paschereit
ESR8: Computational aeroacoustics of the exhaust flow for noise assessment and control - KTH (SE), Supervisor: Prof. M. Mihaescu
ESR9: Deflagration-Autoignition-Detonation transition - TUB (DE), Supervisor: Prof. N. Djordjevic
ESR10: Numerical modelling and optimization of cooling solutions for PGC concepts - UNIFI (IT), Supervisor: Prof. A. Andreini
ESR11: Experimental study of cooling solutions for PGC concepts - UNIFI (IT), Supervisor: Prof. B. Facchin
ESR12: Unsteady numerical simulation of the interaction between pressure-gain combustors and high-pressure turbine stages - POLITO (IT), Supervisors: Prof. D. A. Misul and Dr. S. Salvadori
ESR13: PGC power plant analysis and cycle thermo-economic optimization - UNIGE (IT), Supervisor: Prof. A. Sorce
ESR14: PGC propulsion application with part load and dynamic analysis - UNIGE (IT), Supervisor: Prof. A. Traverso)
ESR15: Full gas dynamic and exergetic analysis of PGC cycles with rotating detonations - TUB (DE), Supervisor: Prof. P. Stathopoulos