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Preliminary Design Analysis of a Catalytic Ceramic Structure in a Turbine Combustor

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W. S. Y. Hung, W. H. Dickson, S. M. DeCorso

Combustion Turbine Systems Division, Westinghouse Electric Corporation, P.O. Box 251, Concordville, PA 19331

J. Eng. Power 103(2), 338-344 (Apr 01, 1981) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3230726 History: Received August 24, 1978; Online November 09, 2009

Abstract

Analysis and design of a catalytic ceramic element and its support structure in a turbine combustor for low emission application have been performed. Preliminary analysis including a survey of literature has helped identify certain design considerations and conceptual designs of the catalytic ceramic element. A thermo-mechanical analysis of the major components in these conceptual designs has been performed for both steady-state and transient (shut-down) situations. Consequently, an arrangement to build a viable catalytic ceramic combustor element has been identified which is expected to perform its mechanical functions.

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