Cycle/Secondary Flow Analysis |

Gas Turbine cycle analysis is available for small engines such as

microturbines, missle jet engines, etc. For these cycles, either Gasturb

(developed by Joachim Kurtze) or NASA's NEPP code is used.

Unconventional cycles, such as semi-closed-loop gas turbines have been

successfully modeled using custom codes programmed in FORTRAN.

Secondary flow analysis is performed using Calculix. Calculix is an open

source finite element analysis (FEA) code and contains the capability to

model secondary flow systems. Flow systems are modeled using a network

analysis of one dimensional flow elements. The fluid flow model can be

coupled to the solid FEA model, so full fluid-structural thermal analyses can

be completed.

microturbines, missle jet engines, etc. For these cycles, either Gasturb

(developed by Joachim Kurtze) or NASA's NEPP code is used.

Unconventional cycles, such as semi-closed-loop gas turbines have been

successfully modeled using custom codes programmed in FORTRAN.

Secondary flow analysis is performed using Calculix. Calculix is an open

source finite element analysis (FEA) code and contains the capability to

model secondary flow systems. Flow systems are modeled using a network

analysis of one dimensional flow elements. The fluid flow model can be

coupled to the solid FEA model, so full fluid-structural thermal analyses can

be completed.