0
research-article

GAS TURBINE COMPRESSOR FOULING AND WASHING IN POWER AND AEROSPACE PROPULSION

[+] Author and Article Information
Uyioghosa Igie

School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing [SATM], Cranfield University, Bedfordshire, MK43 0AL, UK
u.igie@cranfield.ac.uk

1Corresponding author.

ASME doi:10.1115/1.4037453 History: Received April 21, 2017; Revised May 30, 2017

Abstract

This paper presents a well-researched subject area within academia, with a high degree of application in industry. Compressor fouling effect is one of the commonest degradations associated with gas turbine operations. The aim of this review is to broadly communicate some of the current knowledge while identifying some gaps in understanding in an effort to present some industry/operational interest for academic research. Likewise, highlight some studies from academia that present the current state of research, with their corresponding methods (experimental, numerical, actual operations and analytical methods). The merits and limitations of the individual methods and their approaches are discussed, thereby providing industry practitioners with a view to approaching and understanding academic research outputs. The review shows opportunities for improving compressor washing effectiveness through computational fluid dynamics. This is presented in the form of addressing the factors influencing compressor washing efficiency. Pertinent questions from academic research and operational experiences are posed, on the basis of this review.

Copyright (c) 2017 by ASME
Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.

References

Figures

Tables

Errata

Discussions

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related Journal Articles
Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In