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TECHNICAL PAPERS: Gas Turbines: Industrial and Cogeneration

Inlet Fogging of Gas Turbine Engines—Part III: Fog Behavior in Inlet Ducts, Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis, and Wind Tunnel Experiments

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Mustapha Chaker, Cyrus B. Meher-Homji

Thomas Mee

Gas Turbine Division, Mee Industries, Inc., 204 West Pomona Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 126(3), 571-580 (Aug 11, 2004) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1712983 History: Received December 01, 2001; Revised March 01, 2002; Online August 11, 2004
Copyright © 2004 by ASME
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Experimental wind tunnel used for studying fog behavior in gas turbine inlet air ducts: 11 meter (36 foot) long, capable of up to 25 m/s (5000 fpm) airflow velocity
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Instrumentation layout in the experimental wind tunnel
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Malvern spraytec laser light scattering droplet measurement system
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V-shaped duct configuration requiring a special nozzle array configuration
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Nozzle array configuration for a steep-roofed duct
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Optimization of nozzle angular orientation
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Response time for droplets to attain air stream velocity as a function of droplet size
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Typical obstruction found in an inlet air duct
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Co-flow nozzle orientation of a fog nozzle in wind tunnel; airflow velocity is 4 m/s (800 ft/min), operating pressure is 138 barg (2000 psig)
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90 deg orientation of a fog nozzle in the wind tunnel; airflow velocity is 4 m/s (800 ft/min), operating pressure is 138 barg (2000 psig)
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Counterflow orientation of a fog nozzle in the wind tunnel; airflow velocity is 4 m/s (800 ft/min), operating pressure is 138 barg (2000 psig)
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Side view of nozzle array; airflow velocity is 4 m/s (800 ft/min) operating pressure is 138 barg (2000 psig)
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Face view of nozzle array; airflow velocity is 4 m/s (800 ft/min), operating pressure is 138 barg (2000 psig)
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Triangular pattern nozzle arrangement
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Silencer section model used for wind tunnel studies
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Fog collection on a trash-screen resulting in larger droplet formation
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Intake cone and struts at an axial compressor inlet
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Typical fog droplet eliminator (as used in an HVAC humidification application)
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Pressure drop of a droplet eliminator under both dry and wet conditions
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Graph showing the Weber number for varying droplet sizes. Velocities shown are relative velocities between the droplet and the airstreams
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CFD representation of fog flow streamlines in a duct bend
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Flow pattern velocity field around silencer section
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Three-dimensional visualization of flow velocity field over a silencer section
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Velocity flow vectors in turning duct flow
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Resonant frequency interference diagram for dry operation of nozzle array tubes
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Resonant frequency interference diagram for wet operation of nozzle array tubes
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Test rig for drain studies
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Viewing window at the compressor inlet section of large gas turbine. Upper window is for lighting arrangement.

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