TECHNICAL PAPERS: Gas Turbines: Aircraft Engines

Design of Aero Gas Turbines Using Hydrogen

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Fredrik Haglind

FOI,  Swedish Defence Research Agency, Systems Technology, SE-164 90 Stockholm, Sweden

Riti Singh

 Cranfield University, School of Engineering, Cranfield, MK 430AL, UK

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 128(4), 754-764 (Mar 01, 2004) (11 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2179468 History: Received October 01, 2003; Revised March 01, 2004

Mainly owing to the dwindling fossil oil resources and the environmental concerns of discharging greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, it is essential to find an alternative to kerosene for civil aviation. This paper covers the main effects on aero engines when changing to hydrogen fuel. Particularly, emission and performance issues are discussed, but some design matters are also covered. By simply changing to hydrogen, small engine performance gains may be obtained. The results of the calculations suggest that there is the potential to design a combustion system using hydrogen that produces less NOx emissions than any system using kerosene.

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Figure 1

Notations for a heat exchanger to evaporate the hydrogen

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Figure 2

Temperature characteristics of the combustion chamber primary zone (16)



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