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ASME TurboExpo 2018 Best Paper Awards

Announced at the current 2019 TurboExpo, 30 papers presented and published last year have been selected for special recognition. Per the IGTI guidelines, these best papers "will be recognized on the basis of outstanding writing quality, a high degree of originality, and they will constitute an unusual contribution to the science of engineering." As such, award worthy papers are considered in the top 1% of each subject category. In so doing, these 30 papers will be open to the public.

Available as individual paper downloads.

Aircraft Engine

Effects of Transient Heat Transfer on Compressor Stability

A. Kiss, Z. Spakovszky
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Paper No: GT2018-75413


In-Situ Assessment of Fracture in SiCf/SiC Under Computed X-Ray Tomography

M. R. Bache
Swansea University, Swansea, UK

P. I. Nicholson, E. Williams
TWI Technology Centre (Wales), Port Talbot, UK

Paper No: GT2018-75795

Coal, Biomass & Alternative Fuels

Emission of Carbonyl and Polyaromatic Hydrocarbon Pollutants From the Combustion of Liquid Fuels: Impact of Biofuel Blending

Philippe Dagaut, Yuri Bedjanian, Guillaume Dayma, Benoît Grosselin, Manolis Romanias, Roya Shahla
CNRS-INSIS, Orléans, France

Fabrice Foucher
PRISME Université d'Orléans, Orléans, France

Paper No: GT2018-75136

Combustion, Fuels & Emissions

Effects of a Diverging Cup on Swirl Number, Flow Patternand Topology of Premixed Flames

A. Degeneve, C. Mirat, R. Vicquelin, T. Schuller
Université Paris-Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette, France

P. Jourdaine, J. Caudal
Air Liquide, Les Loges en Josas, France

Paper No: GT2018-76152

Measurements of the Reactivity of Premixed, Stagnation, Methane-Air Flames at Gas Turbine Relevant Pressures

Philippe Versailles, Antoine Durocher, Jeffrey M. Bergthorson
McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada

Gilles Bourque
Siemens Canada Limited, Montréal, QC, Canada

Paper No: GT2018-77018

Controls, Diagnostics & Instrumentation

Intelligent Reasoning for Gas Turbine Fault Isolation and Ambiguity Resolution

Liang Tang, Allan J. Volponi
Pratt & Whitney, East Hartford, CT

Paper No: GT2018-75540

Cycle Innovations

A Detailed Techno-Economic Analysis of Gas Turbines Applied to CSP Power Plants with Central Receiver

Manuel Martín
Abengoa Power, Seville, Spain

David Sánchez
University of Seville, Seville, Spain

Paper No: GT2018-77090


Teaching Gas Turbine Technology to Undergraduate Studentsin Sweden

Ioanna Aslanidou, Valentina Zaccaria, Nathan Zimmerman, Konstantinos G. Kyprianidis
Mälardalen University, Västerås, Sweden

Evangelia Pontika, Anestis I. Kalfas
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

Paper No: GT2018-77074

Fans & Blowers

Optimised Test Rig for Measurements of Aerodynamic and Aeroacoustic Performance of Leading Edge Serrations in Low-Speed Fan Application

Till M. Biedermann, F. Kameier
University of Applied Sciences Duesseldorf, Duesseldorf, Germany

C. O. Paschereit
Technical University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Paper No: GT2018-75369

Heat Transfer

Influence of Leakage Flows on Hot Gas Ingress

Marios Patinios, Irvin L. Ong, James A. Scobie, Gary D. Lock, Carl M. Sangan
University of Bath, Bath, UK

Paper No: GT2018-75071

The Effects of Combustor Cooling Features on Nozzle GuideVane Film Cooling Experiments

Nicholas E. Holgate, Peter T. Ireland
University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Eduardo Romero
Rolls-Royce plc, Bristol, UK

Paper No: GT2018-75249

Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Optimized Blade Tip Shapes – Part I: Turbine Rainbow Rotor Testing and CFD Methods

Bogdan Cernat, Marek Pátý, Cis De Maesschalck, Sergio Lavagnoli
von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Rhode Saint Genèse, Belgium

Paper No: GT2018-76564

Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Optimized Blade Tip Shapes – Part II: Tip Flow Analysis and Loss Mechanisms

Marek Pátý, Bogdan Cernat, Cis De Maesschalck, Sergio Lavagnoli
von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Rhode Saint Genèse, Belgium

Paper No: GT2018-76567

Industrial & Cogeneration

An Introduction Into the Clearance Management of Ansaldo GT36 From Development to Validation

S. Boeller, B. Feuillard, G. Filkorn, S. Olmes, F. Prou, C. Robson, R. Santos
Ansaldo Energia Switzerland AG, Baden, Switzerland

Paper No: GT2018-75652

Optimal Operation of a Gas Turbine Cogeneration Unit withEnergy Storage for Wind Power System Integration

Thomas Bexten, Manfred Wirsum, Björn Roscher, Ralf Schelenz, Georg Jacobs, Daniel Weintraub, Peter Jeschke
RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

Paper No: GT2018-76688

Manufacturing Materials & Metallurgy

An Experimental Study for the Development of Mandrel-freehot-spinning for Large Size Titanium Alloy Plate

Yoshihide Imamura, Ken Ikawa, Kojiro Motoyama, Hayato Iwasaki, Takeo Hirakawa
Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., Akashi, Japan

Hiroshi Utsunomiya
Osaka University, Suita, Japan

Paper No: GT2018-75588


CMAS Effects on Ship Gas-Turbine Components/Materials

D. A. Shifler
Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA

S. R. Choi
Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, MD

Paper No: GT2018-75865

Microturbines, Turbochargers & Small Turbomachines

Experimental Investigation of an Inverted Brayton Cycle for Exhaust Gas Energy Recovery

Ian Kennedy, Zhihang Chen, Colin D. Copeland
University of Bath, Bath, UK

Bob Ceen
Axes Design Ltd., Malvern, UK

Simon Jones
HIETA Technologies Ltd., Bristol, UK

Paper No: GT2018-75386

Data-Driven Pre-Design Tool For Small Scale Centrifugal Compressorsin Refrigeration

Violette Mounier, Cyril Picard, Jürg Schiffmann
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Paper No: GT2018-76349

Oil & Gas Applications

A Method and Apparatus for Direct Enthalpy Rise Measurement for Gas Compression

Klaus Brun, Sarah Simons, Kelsi Katcher, Ryan Cater, Brandon Ridens
Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX

Rainer Kurz
Solar Turbines, Inc., San Diego, CA

Paper No: GT2018-75020

Steam Turbines

Improvement of Steam Turbine Stage Efficiency by Controlling Rotor Shroud Leakage Flows: Part I - Design Concept and Typical Performance of a Swirl Breaker

Takanori Shibata, Kiyoshi Segawa
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd., Hitachi, Japan

Hisataka Fukushima
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd., Takasago, Japan

Paper No: GT2018-75269

Second Law Analysis of Condensing Steam Flows

Marius Grübel, Markus Schatz, Damian M. Vogt
University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

Paper No: GT2018-76388

Structures & Dynamics

Experimental Force Coefficients for Two Sealed Ends Squeeze Film Dampers (Piston Rings and O-rings): An Assessment of Their Similarities and Differences

Luis San Andrés, Bonjin Koo
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Sung-Hwa Jeung
Ingersoll Rand, La Crosse, WI

Paper No: GT2018-76224

Extending the Life of F-Class Gas Turbine Rotors

Scott Keller, David Day
Power Systems Mfg, LLC (PSM), Jupiter, FL

Paper No: GT2018-76925

Rotational Speed-Dependent Contact Formulation for Nonlinear Blade Dynamics Prediction

Torsten Heinze, Lars Panning-von Scheidt, Jörg Wallaschek
Leibniz Universität Hannover, Hannover, Germany

Andreas Hartung
MTU Aero Engines AG, München, Germany

Paper No: GT2018-75290

Supercritical CO2 Power Cycles

Experimental Validation of a Wide-Range Centrifugal Compressor Stage for Supercritical CO2 Power Cycles

Timothy C. Allison, Natalie R. Smith, Jason C. Wilkes
Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX

Robert Pelton, Sewoong Jung
Hanwha Power Systems, Houston, TX

Paper No: GT2018-77026


The Inner Workings of Axial Casing Grooves in a One and a Half Stage Axial Compressor With a Large Rotor Tip Gap: Changes in Stall Margi nand Efficiency

Chunill Hah
NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH

Paper No: GT2018-75040

Evolution Process of Diffuser Stall in a Centrifugal Compressor with Vaned Diffuser

Nobumichi Fujisawa, Tetsuya Inui, Yutaka Ohta
Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

Paper No: GT2018-75462

The Role of Vortex Shedding in the Trailing Edge Loss of Transonic Turbine Blades

A. P. Melzer, G. Pullan
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

Paper No: GT2018-75707

Wind Energy

Experimental Analysis of a NACA 0021 Airfoil Under Dynamic Angle of Attack Variation and Low Reynolds Numbers

D. Holst, B. Church, F. Wegner, G. Pechlivanoglou, C. N. Nayeri, C. O. Paschereit
Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Paper No: GT2018-76514

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