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The GasTurb Program

GasTurb simulates the most important gas turbine configurations used for propulsion or for power generation. Virtually all gas turbine performance simulation problems can be solved with GasTurb, for example:

  • Use the program for teaching gas turbine thermodynamics. Employ instead of inaccurate sketches exact enthalpy-entropy diagrams that are to scale, for example. The graphical output of parametric studies can show true numbers about how the thermal efficiency depends on pressure ratio and burner exit temperature. The assumption of constant isentropic exponent is not necessary - with GasTurb it is no burden working always with the true gas properties. Thus not only the tendencies shown in the lessons are correct, even the absolute numbers are valid.

  • The program is ideal for self study by students, for diploma and even for thesis work. Many scientific publications presented at international conferences like the yearly Turbo Expo (organized by the International Gas Turbine Institute IGTI) or the International Symposium of Air Breathing Engines ISABE have been prepared with GasTurb.

  • Creating a precise simulation of a real engine based on usually limited information is not difficult if only a single operating point is considered. Extending the single point simulation to off-design conditions is supported by several program features dedicated especially to this task. Component maps can be adapted in such a way that the off-design model is in line with data one might have got either from measurements or from some other source.

  • GasTurb offers help for engineers who must examine data measured on a gas turbine in service or on a test bed. If the behavior of an engine is not as expected then “What if ...” studies can help finding out the reason for the extraordinary behavior.

Go through the various pages of this site to learn more about some further simulation problems GasTurb can help to solve.

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