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Combustion 101: Optimizing the Burn



In this web seminar we will discuss problem areas that engineers in the combustion industry often encounter and how the use of 'Concurrent CFD' heat transfer and fluid flow analysis enables Design Engineers to have a direct and positive influence on the reliability and optimization of modern combustion product designs.

During this presentation, the presenter will demonstrate how easy it is with Concurrent CFD to simulate the design of a Gas Turbine Combustor, re-create virtually the problems inherent in a design and then optimize and evaluate the results. The presenter will then go on to show you how to perform "what-if" analysis, such as the addition of extra cooling by quickly modifying the designers original MCAD model geometry and analyzing the simulation results for the new design.

What You Will Learn

  • How to perform heat transfer and fluid Flow analysis with embedded Concurrent CFD in a familiar 3D MCAD interface
  • Understand the impact of analysis driven design on:
    • Primary zone airflow pattern to provide sufficient time for fuel to burn, sufficient temperature, and sufficient turbulence/mixing for desired air/fuel ratio
    • Combustor pressure drop
    • Liner temperature preventing combustor failure by using Thermal Barrier Coatings and Thin Film Cooling
  • How 'Concurrent CFD' increases overall product efficiency and product reliability
  • How to study turbine inlet temperatures using heat transfer analysis
  • Now to visualize flow and heat distribution in a virtual 3D environment
  • Efficient ways to share results with design teams and customers


About the Presenter

Presenter Image Travis Mikjaniec

Travis Mikjaniec received an MS in Aerospace Engineering from Carleton University in 2006, with a research focus on rotorcraft aerodynamics and aeroelasticity. He has been with Mentor Graphics Corporation, Mechanical Analysis Division (formerly Flomerics Ltd) for 6 years specializing in the application of CFD Analysis to the design of electronics equipment. Prior to this he worked for the National Research Council of Canada's (NRC) Institute for Aerospace Research (IAR) Flight Research Laboratory focusing on flight tests and also worked at the NRC's IAR Aeroacoustic and Structural Dynamics Laboratory in experimental testing of smart structures. Travis is currently a Thermal Engineer in the Mechanical Analysis Division engineering team, training and supporting customers doing Thermal Analysis for electronic systems. Travis has experience not only in the use of software, but also of the general design processes and the best way to apply the CFD techniques solve real world problems encountered by engineers.

Who Should View

  • Combustion Engineers
  • Design Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • MCAD Engineers
  • CAD Designers
  • Product Design Managers
  • CFD Consultants
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics Users

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