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Gas Turbine Blade & Aerofoil Design

Gas Turbine Blade & Aerofoil Design

Gas Turbine Blade & Aerofoil Design

Dear All, I am new to CFD. I want learn how to do aerofoil calculation to create 2D aerofoil and then construct a turbine blade using sections of those aerofoil. Please help me by suggesting any reference text book or any type of hint will be very helpful for me.

RE: Gas Turbine Blade & Aerofoil Design

whilst i'm sure you can find a gas turbine design book online, if you look hard enough; i suspect that there are many "tricks" to get a model that resembles reality. and i suspect you'll need a Really expensive CFD and a Really expensive computer.

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RE: Gas Turbine Blade & Aerofoil Design

ufunciiit ... I just noticed You you also posted this in the aerodynamics forum.

RE the CAD modeling aspects: suggest going to the Engineering Computer Program Area Forum... then ask this same question in one or more of the CAD forums listed [Your CAD package is where capabilities/limitations/tips/tricks will apply].

Turbine engine blades present unique problem sets... especially when sweep/chord-section/thickness/etc changes exist.


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RE: Gas Turbine Blade & Aerofoil Design

There are a few open source airfoil design tools available. If you can generate the 2D airfoil profiles with their spanwise distribution, twist, etc. you should be able to create a blade OML surface model using any CAD software. However, the design of a turbine blade for a gas turbine engine is no simple task. The cooling, heat transfer, metallurgy, fatigue, and dynamic stress factors play a huge part in the design of a turbine blade.

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