Development of Small-Scale Axial Turbine for solar powered Brayton Cycle

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Abstract

An efficient small scale turbine, which can operate at low mass flowrates, relatively low pressure ratios and moderately high temperatures, is needed for developing a Small Scale Brayton Cycle SSBC to generate power for domestic applications. Although research work was carried out to develop Brayton cycle however the effect of turbine design on the cycle efficiency was not considered. This work aims to develop a Small Scale Axial Turbine (SSAT) using 3D CFD simulations. Different design and operating conditions, for both turbine and cycle were investigated to identify the most efficient turbine for this application. Results showed that a turbine with rotor stagger angel of 30°, and rotor flow angel of -51.5°, pressure ratio of 3, and rotational speed of 17500rpm, a turbine efficiency of 83.89% and power output of 5.25 kW and cycle overall thermal efficiency 9.1%.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 International Conference for Students on Applied Engineering (ICSAE)
EditorsZeyad Yousif Abdoon Al-Shibaany, Atheer F. Hameed
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jan 2017
Event1st International Conference for Students on Applied Engineering, ICSAE 2016 - Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Duration: 20 Oct 201621 Oct 2016

Publication series

NameInternational Conference for Students on Applied Engineering (ICSAE)

Conference

Conference1st International Conference for Students on Applied Engineering, ICSAE 2016
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityNewcastle Upon Tyne
Period20/10/1621/10/16