Predefined engine models provide a starting point for performance studies and the creation of customized gas turbine models. There are many options for finding the best cycle design point for a given application.
Cycles can be visualized in a variety of different diagrams. This may help, for example, when:
Electric propulsion systems and their components become increasingly important. GasTurb 14 includes features for detailed and integrated design of electric propulsion systems. The electric system can be designed, optimized and its Off-Design performance calculated in varying levels of detail - just as required.
The electric propulsion system features include:
More information can be found in the new GasTurb 14 manual.
Parametric studies give an overview of the design space. One or two parameters can be varied simultaneously so generating a range of possible outcomes.
The results can be visualized in a carpet plot. Any input or output quantities including those defined by the user can be selected in order to show their dependence on the varied parameters.
Among other things, this can be used for:
The program, when opened, offers different design scopes to be selected. If "More..." - the most detailed scope - is selected in the opening window, the engine or gas turbine dimensions and weight are calculated at the cycle design point.
This can be useful, amongst other things, for:
Off-design simulations describe the behavior of a gas turbine. Component performance is determined on the basis of maps and the cycle can be simulated in great detail.
GasTurb is also able to simulate transient behavior, taking into account heat soakage and tip clearance effects.
GasTurb offers a suite of features for test data analysis, including model-based test analysis (analysis by synthesis). These may help gas turbine operators and MRO service providers, for example, when:
GasTurb GmbH offers extensive training and consulting support to users.