Congratulations to Marios Patinios, Irvin Ong, James Scobie, Gary Lock and Carl Sangan. Their paper, 'Influence of leakage flows on hot gas ingress', presented at the 2018 ASME Turbo Expo in Lillestrøm, Norway was chosen as the Best Paper by the Heat Transfer Committee for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
The paper was an outcome of a research project led by Dr Carl Sangan exploring secondary-air-systems in gas turbine engines. An experimental facility within the Turbomachinery Research Centre (TRC) was adapted for this specific study. The research is at low TRL level and the findings help improve turbine efficiency. The work was sponsored by Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery Ltd., Lincoln. There is a long history of a strong partnership between the TRC and Siemens.