Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!
  • Students Click Here

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here


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.

another day in paradise, or is paradise one day closer ?

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.


Regards, Wil Taylor

Trust Me! I'm an engineer!

Trust - But Verify!

We believe to be true what we prefer to be true.

For those who believe, no proof is required; for those who cannot believe, no proof is possible.

Unfortunately, in science what You 'believe' is irrelevant – "Orion"

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.

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members!


White Paper: Industrial Control Basics: Contactors
A contactor is an electrical device used for switching an electrical circuit on or off. Considered to be a special type of relay, contactors are used in applications with higher current carrying capacity, while relays are used for lower current applications. Download Now
Research Report: State of IoT Adoption in Product Development 2019
This research report, based on a survey of 234 product development professionals, examines the current state of Internet of Things (IoT) adoption by product design teams, its perceived importance, and what features and capabilities teams consider important when making decision about adding IoT functionality to their products. Download Now
Research Report: Augmented Reality for Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO)
The term Industry 4.0 denotes a cluster of technologies that’s poised to fundamentally reshape manufacturing and bring about a new industrial revolution. These include 3D printing (AM), the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), artificial intelligence (AI) and mixed reality technologies, more commonly known as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). Download Now

Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close