This study reports on numerically calculated thermophysical properties of air passing through a gas turbine compressor after passage through an intake duct affected by wet compression. Case of reference is unaffected ambient air (referenced to as dry scenario) passing through intake duct and compressor. Furthermore, ambient air cooled down by (overspray) fogging (referenced to as wet scenarios) was considered. Acceleration at the end of intake duct causing reduction of static temperature and pressure results in supersaturated fluid properties at inlet to gas turbine compressor. These supersaturated fluid properties are non-equilibrium with saturation level above relative humidity of φ = 1. Entrance of supersaturated fluid into gas turbine compressor can result in condensation within first compressor stage. At the same time delayed impact of evaporative cooling influences compression process.
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Influence of Non-Equilibrium Fluid Properties During Fogging on Intake Duct and Compressor Characteristics
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Günther, C, & Joos, F. "Influence of Non-Equilibrium Fluid Properties During Fogging on Intake Duct and Compressor Characteristics." Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo 2017: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition. Volume 3: Coal, Biomass and Alternative Fuels; Cycle Innovations; Electric Power; Industrial and Cogeneration Applications; Organic Rankine Cycle Power Systems. Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. June 26–30, 2017. V003T23A001. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/GT2017-63267
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