Ernesto Pedraza-Valle presented a paper titled 'a new rotating test facility for the experimental characterisation of shaft seals' at ETC 2019 in Lausanne.
Turbomachinery Research Centre
We investigate the theoretical, computational and experimental modelling of heat transfer and fluid flow related to turbomachinery.
Ingress is one of the most important of the cooling-air problems, with considerable international research effort devoted to finding acceptable design criteria.
An experimental and computational study of the interaction between the purge and mainstream flows, and their influence on the secondary flow-field.
We are developing a novel type of compliant shaft seal to reduce leakage flows in high pressure gas turbines
Our project will build a highly-modular rig to obtain fluid dynamic and heat transfer data on test pieces subjected to coupled film and internal cooling.
This programme will provide insight into the thermal effect of ingress in gas turbines and inform the design of cooling systems for SAFRAN Aero Engines.