Head: Prof. Dr. Ingo Röhle
A turbine is most effective to convert fluid energy to mechanical energy.
|Flow visualization on Turbine rotor|
In turbomachines used in power plants (gas and steam turbines) as well as in aircraft propulsion, the turbine utilizes the fluid energy to drive a compressor or fan or it generates electricity by directly driving an electric generator.
The Turbine Department, located in Göttingen, but part of the Institute of Propulsion Technology, is responsible for research in turbine flow.
In close cooperation with industry research is carried out with respect to performance improvement and increase of specific power of turbines and investigations concerning heat transfer and cooling effectiveness.
The Turbine Department is involved in European and national research projects on turbomachines, esp. Turbine Aerodynamics, Thermodynamics and in investigations of turbine blade performance as a service for industrial partners. Current projects are listed below:
- Investigation of HP Turbine Stages with combustor simulator:
OmniTurb, INTERTURB (LuFo IV national program).
- EU project FACTOR
- EU project TFAST
Aerothermal investigation of Turbines (Project HEAT)
Aerodynamic design and optimization of turbine stages
Participation at the Collaborative Research Centre SFB 871
named "Product Regeneration".
Investigation of a gas turbine exhaust diffusor
To investigate the phenomena of especially transonic turbine flows, high quality tools are needed.