Hybrid Structronic Concepts and FEA Tool Development for Advanced Turbine Engines

  • Tzou, Hornsen (PI)

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Leakages along the gas path in modem turbine engines often hamper engine performance, reduce efficiency and increase exhaust and pollution. This research focuses on I) design and demonstration of new micro hybrid structronic mechanisms for engine clearance control and 2) development of finite element analysis and design tool. The first year effort is to demonstrate the fundamental concept, followed by detailed design and implementation of the hybrid structronic mechanism, as well as comprehensive finite element design tool in subsequent years. Applications of the hybrid structronic concepts to morphing of turbine blades/vanes will also be explored.
Effective start/end date2/6/036/30/06


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