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2023 Turbo Expo Program Tracks

ASME Turbo Expo is a standard-setting global forum for turbomachinery and propulsion professionals – the one global event for all turbomachinery professionals, offering a prestigious opportunity for those in the turbomachinery field to publish their work and interface with experts from all facets of the industry.

Please review the 2023 Turbo Expo program tracks and their descriptions below.

 

Sessions within this track address issues of interest across a broad spectrum of aircraft engine technology subjects. Presenters will cover a range of topics including:

  • Modeling, Simulation and Validation
  • Whole Engine Performance and Novel Concepts
  • Operability
  • Inlets (incl. Boundary Layer Ingestion), Nacelles, Nozzles and Mixers
  • Propellers and Open Rotors
  • Propulsion System Integration in Conventional and Hybrid-Electric Aircraft
  • Thermal Management Systems and Aero-Engine Oil Systems
  • Aero-Engine Controls and Diagnostics

 

Ceramics are important materials for consideration in the extreme environments found in the gas turbine engine hot sections due to their high temperature mechanical and physical properties as well as lower density than metals. The advantages of utilizing ceramic hot section components include weight reduction, improved efficiency as well as enhanced power output and lower emissions. In order to realize the potential of rotating and static ceramic components, some unique technical challenges are being overcome by the engineering community. Specific areas of research and development include:

  • Design, development and processing of monolithic ceramic matrix composite (CMC) Materials
  • Development, processing and characterization of Thermal and Environmental Barrier Coatings (TBCs/ EBCs)
  • Modeling and validation of material performance
  • Life Prediction
  • NDE
  • Test Methods and standards
  • Design and fabrication of components
  • Engine & laboratory testing of components

The technical and panel sessions sponsored by the ceramics committee cover breakthrough developments and demonstrations critical for the incorporation of ceramic hot section components for gas turbine engines.

  • Ceramic Matrix Composites: Properties and Performance
  • Ceramic Matrix Composites: Modeling and Life Prediction

 

Sessions focus on high-interest topics in the area of alternative fuel systems for gas turbines, including Hydrogen fuel systems, steam turbines and other turbomachinery technologies. Alternative and renewable fuels including gaseous and liquid hydrocarbon fuels, alcohols and ethers; as well as pure hydrogen, or high hydrogen content fuels. Alternative liquid hydrocarbon fuels derived from coal or biomass feedstocks or other technologies. Technical, tutorial, and panel sessions will cover the fundamental physical and chemical properties of alternate and renewable fuels, important to their use in gas-turbine engines and other power systems, as well as their application in different power systems. Sessions will be of interest to researchers/technologists/computational methods involved in the generation and utilization of non-conventional fuels in gas-turbine-based energy systems and for those wishing to start a new activity in this field.

  • Hydrogen Fuel delivery systems
  • Hydrogen and hydrogen content fuels for Gas Turbine Applications
  • Alternative Fuel Chemistry and Fundamentals
  • Alternative Fuel Use in Gas-Turbine Engines
  • Basics of Hydrogen and Alternative Fuels
  • Liquid Fuel Atomization and Combustion
  • Computational Methods for Hydrogen and other Alternate Fuels
  • Basics of Combustion Computational Fluid Dynamics

 

Aero and Industrial Gas turbines with low specific fuel consumption and reduced CO2 emissions require high combustor outlet temperatures with a continued emphasis on reducing emissions, without sacrificing operability or durability. In addition, Combustion systems are increasingly expected to operate with synthetic gaseous fuels or alternative liquid fuels, including novel fuels such as hydrogen or ammonia. The Combustion, Fuels & Emissions sessions will highlight new technology and design approaches, using both experimental and computational techniques, employed to achieve improved combustor performance including ultra-low pollutant emissions and enhanced operability such as turndown and transient response. Broad trends include a continued focus on combustion dynamics for lean-staged combustion systems, significant innovation in the development of combustion system such as Dry Low NOx or novel rotary detonation, maturation of large eddy simulation analyses, as well as continued research of fundamental and applied topics in automation, mixing, ignition, autoignition, blowout and chemical kinetics.

Technical sessions include:

  • Ignition & Auto ignition
  • Atomization & Sprays
  • Fundamental Combustion
  • Novel Combustion Concepts
  • Flashback & Blowout
  • Pollutant Emissions Formation & Control: Combustor Performance
  • Combustor Design & Development
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Combustion Noise
  • Pollutant Emissions: Modeling, Soot and Particulates
  • Combustion Dynamics: Basic Mechanisms, Flame Response to Perturbations, Instability, Analysis, Model Development and Damping & Control
  • Combustion Modeling: Combustor Simulations and Large Eddy Simulations
  • High Hydrogen Combustion
  • Dry Low-NOx Combustor Development
  • Micro Devices
  • Jet-in-crossflow & Swirling Flows
  • Combustor Diagnostics

 

The Controls, Diagnostics & Instrumentation Committee will host technical, panel and tutorial sessions that will closely examine the global challenges associated with Gas Turbine Engine Technology. These will include the latest developments in gas turbine engine control, prognostics, diagnostics and health management, artificial intelligence, and instrumentation technology, and the impact these technologies have in enabling more efficient and reliable engines, lowering engine emissions, and reducing engine operating costs. More precisely, the exchange of information between experts from Government, Academia and Industry is promoted on the following topics:

  • Control System Technology
  • Optimal and Intelligent Controls
  • Active Component Control
  • Distributed Engine Control
  • Engine Health Management
  • Gas Path Performance Diagnostics
  • Structural and Mechanical Component Health Management
  • On-Board Engine Monitoring and Diagnostics
  • Prognostics for Gas Turbine Engines
  • Modeling for Controls and Diagnostic Applications
  • Life Usage Monitoring and Life Extending Control Algorithms and Sensors
  • Optical and Non-intrusive Measurement Techniques
  • Flow, Temperature, Pressure and Acoustic Instrumentation
  • Advanced Data Reduction Methods
  • Integrated Controls and Diagnostics
  • Novel Sensors and Sensor Technologies
  • Development of Standard and High Temperature Test Rigs and Probes

 

The Cycle Innovations Committee is dedicated to the advancement of technology and innovation, with a particular focus on the thermodynamic cycles of gas turbine–based plants for power generation and propulsion. Special attention is also devoted to energy storage technology and management aspects. The Committee traditionally attracts paper submissions from a wide range of disciplines and scientific areas. Some of the thematic areas the Committee currently encompasses are listed below:

  • Low or no emissions thermal cycles
  • H2 production and utilization
  • Polygeneration cycles and process integration (power, heat, cooling, fuels, chemicals) for centralized and distributed power generation
  • Advanced steam and humid air cycles
  • (Semi)-Closed cycle gas turbine technology
  • Novel propulsion systems for aircraft, rotorcraft and marine
  • Innovative low and high temperature heat recovery cycles
  • Renewable and bio-energy concepts and innovative cycles
  • Fuel cell driven cycles and hybrid systems
  • Externally fired gas turbines and high temperature heat exchangers
  • Externally fired gas turbines and high temperature heat exchangers
  • Thermo-economic and environmental impact analysis
  • Cycle simulation and analysis for performance and health assessment
  • Innovative control systems for power plants
  • Optimization of traditional and innovative energy and propulsion systems

Objectives:
Authors and presenters are invited to participate in this event to expand international cooperation, understanding and promotion of efforts and disciplines in the area of Cycle Innovations. Dissemination of knowledge by presenting research results, new developments, and novel concepts in Cycle Innovations will serve as the foundation upon which the conference program of this area will be developed.

A variety of sessions are available for presentations as it allows flexibility to the authors. All sessions are quality driven.

Sessions encompass gas turbine/ turbomachinery education both in the university and in industry. Specific teaching tools and techniques will be discussed, including web-based and large-scale remote education, along with industry opportunities for gas turbine engineers. Anyone interested in gas turbine/turbomachinery engineering education is welcome, from students to PhDs. Academics will be exposed to ideas and best practices being used at other institutions as well as innovative approaches for gas turbine/turbomachinery education. Industry will have an opportunity to interact with educators to discuss relevant topic areas and to express the expectations with regard to changing needs. Discussions here have the potential to influence engineering education for a positive impact on future engineers. The sessions provide an active and constructive dialogue about gas turbine/turbomachinery education among practitioners from the industry, students, educators and researchers.

The Electric Power Committee promotes the exchange of significant technical information about the application and operation of gas turbine power plant systems. This committee organizes panels and technical sessions that deal with the gas turbine as a major component of a power plant, its integration into the power plant and optimization of power plant components, as well as optimization of the overall plant. Paper sessions on these topics will be complemented by panel sessions to address current topics of the gas turbine industry. Presenters will include owner/operators, original equipment manufacturers and industry service providers.

The EPC sessions will include the following:

  • The Pathway Forward: Future Gas Turbine Products & Technologies– OEM Perspective
  • Voice of the Customer: User Experience with Gas Turbine Technology
  • Gas Turbine Developments
  • Combined Cycle Power Plants
  • Enabling Technologies
  • Gas Turbine Industry Updates
  • Tutorial: Managing Operational Risks

 

The mission of the committee is to provide opportunities for knowledge dissemination and professional networking related to non-battery energy storage for industry, academia, and government. The focus of these activities is on turbomachinery-based energy storage systems. Technical and panel sessions and tutorials on the following topics are welcomed: General Energy Storage, Pumped Heat (Thermal) Energy Storage, Carnot/Brayton Batteries, Compressed Air Energy Storage, Liquid Air Energy Storage, Pumped Hydro Energy Storage, Power plants including thermochemical energy storage in the form of synthetic fuels (energy vectors), Flywheel Energy Storage, Hybrid Energy Storage combining different power generation and energy storage technologies (photovoltaics, gas/steam turbines, thermal energy storage...). Even though the focus of the committee is on non-battery energy storage, hybrid energy storage systems incorporating batteries are of interest for the committee.

The Energy Storage Committee provides an excellent forum for industry, academic and governmental institutions to discuss and exchange ideas within the general scope of energy storage.

Improvements in fans and blowers are means to address the global energy challenge, with manufacturers increasingly focusing on improvement in fan efficiency under legislative pressure and as a part of their response to global climate change.

The academia-industry collaboration and the up-front use of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Experimental Fluid Dynamics (EFD) are the key ingredients to facilitate the advancement from traditional empirical design methodologies. In response to these challenges, the ASME-IGTI Fans and Blowers Technical Committee consider all technical aspects associated with fans and blowers, with a special emphasis on:

  • Design and optimization
  • CFD and Artificial Intelligence methods for unsteady aerodynamics
  • Noise generation, prediction, innovative noise reduction design
  • Experimental challenges in- and out-of-lab
  • Structural mechanical aspects (vibration, fatigue and flutter)
  • Operations and system effects and interactions
  • Maintenance, repair & life-time management
  • Standards, compliance with legislation & regulations
  • Smart industrial applications of fans and blowers
  • Fan solutions for improved indoor air quality

 

This track is jointly sponsored by the Heat Transfer and Combustion, Fuels & Emissions committees and includes all research activities in the area of combustor related heat transfer and cooling as well as topics related to combustor-turbine interactions. Papers describing research and technical advances in this area are invited to be submitted to this track.

Relevant topic areas include:

  • Experimental, analytical, and numerical studies of heat transfer in combustors, including combustor liners, dome/splash plate, injector tip, and backside cooling of combustor liners
  • Studies on new cooling designs for low-NOx combustors, liners, and dome/splash plate
  • Combustor simulators to study the impact of hot combustor exit flow on hot gas path components

 

Papers describing research and technical advances in application of film cooling in turbomachinery are invited to be submitted to this track.

Relevant topic areas include:

  • Blade/Vane Leading Edge Film Cooling
  • Blade/Vane Trailing Edge Film Cooling
  • Vane End-Wall Film Cooling
  • Blade Platform Film Cooling
  • Blade Tip Film Cooling
  • Novel Film Cooling Designs
  • Film Cooling Design Optimization
  • Unsteady Effects in Film Cooling
  • Effusion Film Cooling
  • Deposition Effects on Film Cooling

 

Papers describing research and technical advances in the area of heat transfer in turbines which do not fit into blades/vanes internal and film cooling applications are invited to be submitted to this track.

Relevant topic areas include:

  • Gas-path heat transfer
  • Vane end-wall and blade tip/platform heat transfer
  • Probabilistic methods in heat transfer analysis
  • Experimental methods for heat transfer
  • Numerical analysis of heat transfer
  • Design tool development and validation
  • Rotational effects on heat transfer
  • Additive manufacturing impacts on heat transfer
  • Radiation heat transfer
  • Multimode heat transfer
  • Heat exchangers and recuperators
  • Innovative concepts relating to heat transfer

 

This track is jointly sponsored by the Heat Transfer and Turbomachinery committees and includes both fluid dynamics and heat transfer aspects of turbomachinery internal air systems and seals. Papers describing research and technical advances in this area are invited to be submitted to this track.

Relevant topic areas include:

  • Actively controlled sealing systems
  • Internal air & seal, experimental, analytical, and numerical studies of flow and heat transfer phenomena in rotating cavities, rotor/stator systems and seals
  • Heat transfer in rotor support and oil systems
  • Secondary air systems analysis involving component interactions and system performance
  • Two-phase flow phenomena in internal air systems involving oil jet and oil film disintegration, oil migration in secondary air systems and air/oil interaction including heat transfer, oil fires, film flows, bearing chamber and gearbox flows.

 

Papers describing research and technical advances in internal cooling schemes for turbomachinery components are invited to be submitted to this track.

Relevant topic areas include:

  • Blade/vane internal cooling
  • Internal cooling with impingement
  • Internal cooling with heat transfer augmentation devices such as turbulators/pin-fins
  • Internal cooling design optimization
  • Innovative internal cooling designs
  • Numerical studies of internal cooling
  • Validation studies in internal cooling
  • General internal cooling

 

Tutorials may be offered by leading experts in all aspects of heat transfer topics relevant to turbomachinery. Space is limited.

Representing gas turbine applications within the cogeneration and process industries, technical sessions in this track cover a wide range of topics on cogeneration/CHP (Combined Heat & power) systems, including but not limited to the following: thermoeconomic analysis, optimization and simulation methods, design, operation & maintenance aspect of Heat Recovery Steam Generators, operation & maintenance issues of cogeneration plants, gas turbine power augmentation technologies (inlet chilling, high pressure fogging, and wet compression or overspray, dry/humid air inject, steam injection, etc.), compressor fouling, inlet air filtration systems, compressor washing, gas turbine upgrades and modifications, environmental and regulatory issues, and lessons learned from field experiences.

Other applications such as non-gas turbine-based cogeneration/ CHP systems (steam turbine and reciprocating engine based systems, solar energy based systems, etc.), cogeneration and cold energy recovery in LNG plants, hybrid cogeneration systems (combined with fuel cells), and organic Rankine cycle based systems are also included.

Panel/Tutorial sessions cover topics on cogeneration technologies, compressor washing technologies, inlet air filtration systems, gas turbine power augmentation technologies, dynamic modeling of cogeneration/CHP systems, gas turbine combustion processes and emissions issues, fuel related issues, and impact of Shale energy market.

  • Design and Evaluation Considerations of Waste Heat Recovery TechnologiesThermo-Economic Analysis of CHP/Cogeneration Systems
  • Techno-Economic Analysis of CHP Systems
  • Operational & Maintenance Aspects
  • Gas Turbine Power Augmentation Technologies
  • HRSG's Design & Operational Issues
  • Inlet Air Filtration for Gas Turbines
  • Combustion & Emissions
  • Gas Turbine Applications Involving Heavy Fuel Oils and Crude Oils
  • Dynamic Modeling of CHP Systems
  • Condition monitoring and diagnostics for CHP Systems
  • Integration of cogeneration systems with energy storage technologies, and Artificial intelligence for energy and economic optimization

 

The field of materials and metallurgy associated with gas turbine manufacturing has traditionally been the source of numerous disruptive technologies such as the development of superalloys, precision single-crystal investment casting and ceramic coatings. These in turn have allowed an incredibly accelerated pace of innovation. Next generation materials and processes will allow even higher efficiency and reliability as well as greater flexibility operational mode. A major goal is to balance these with lower emissions and lower life-cycle cost of turbomachinery. Materials with higher strength, lighter weight and improved durability are required for these applications. The continuing development in metallurgy and materials science has resulted in newer materials, better surface protecting methods, and more reliable component life. Development in manufacturing technologies, including better process planning/optimization, advance machining operations, additive manufacturing, newer coating and repair methods, helps to reduce the manufacturing cost and decrease overall operating cost of gas turbines. Condition assessment of parts after service and advanced repairs are required to further reduce life cycle cost and impact to the environment. The MMM committee is organized to disseminate the latest developments and research results in the areas of manufacturing, materials and metallurgy to gas and steam turbine designers, manufacturers, users, repair and service vendors, researchers and consultants. In addition to technical paper sessions, panel sessions are planned where highly experienced panel members will discuss their latest experiences and knowledge in manufacturing methods, repair/coating processes and component inspections. Tutorials and lectures will be given on gas turbine materials.

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
  • Thermal Barrier Coatings
  • Gas Turbine Component Degradation and Life Prediction
  • Advances in Gas Turbine Materials
  • Advanced Repair Technologies
  • Metallurgy for Non-Metallurgists
  • Advanced Turbomachinery Manufacturing

 

  • Microturbines & Small Turbomachines
  • Alternate/Opportunity Fuels: Technical issues and economic viability (bio-fuels, landfill gas, etc.)
  • Auxiliary systems (such as generators, power electronics and high speed alternators)
  • Energy markets and the competitiveness of microturbines vs. recips in DG applications
  • Heat exchangers (recuperators, regenerators, CHP) design and optimization (CFD, heat transfer, stress analysis) and associated materials and materials degradation
  • Intelligent control/engine health monitoring/life evaluation
  • Microturbine technologies for long life, fuel efficiency, high power density, wide operability and robust design
  • Microturbines systems and concepts for Distributed Power
  • Materials for microturbines and small turbomachines: materials issues including durability and high temperature capability (creep, oxidation, fatigue, etc.), and raw material cost (i.e., the need for lower cost materials)
  • Microturbine and small turbomachines component design & optimization (compressors, turbines, rotordynamics, bearings, etc.)
  • Turbochargers and Superchargers
  • Aero, aerothermal, and aeroacoustical analysis of radial, axial, and mixed-flow compressors and turbines (effects of downscaling, heat transfer, map enhancement, surge, choke, etc.)
  • Novel charging solutions for downsized and low-emission engines (regulated multi stage charging, turbo compound, electrically assisted charging, variable compressor and turbine geometries, exhaust gas recirculation, etc.)
  • Interaction between turbocharger and SI / CI engines (Transient performance, e.g. ball/air/magnetic bearings,TiAl /ceramic turbine wheel, charging concepts, etc.)
  • Optimization techniques for multidisciplinary design challenges (e.g. boost pressure vs. efficiency vs. map width vs. transience vs. mechanical constraints vs. packaging vs. etc.)
  • Microturbines: Design and Testing of Microturbines
  • Microturbines: Innovative Microturbine Design and Uses
  • Microturbines: Innovative fuels and uses in microturbines. Recuperator materials
  • Turbochargers: Heat transfer & Systems
  • Turbochargers: Concepts & Performance
  • Turbochargers: Turbines design, testing and modelling
  • Turbochargers: Compressors
  • Turbochargers & Small Turbomachinery: Bearing systems & NVH

 

The Oil and Gas Industry is a large user of turbomachinery. The demand for oil and gas is consistently growing and changing market conditions require innovative solutions. Operation and optimization of turbomachinery in a variety of Oil & Gas applications is therefore of great interest. Moreover, potentially extreme operation environments require the consideration of innovative design and operational attributes. Sessions in the Oil & Gas Applications Committee address both theoretical and practical Oil & Gas industry perspectives. The technical sessions provide the latest information on gas turbines and compressors in pipeline and compression stations. Particular emphasis is given to design, operation and maintenance, management, dynamic behavior, diagnostics and vibration and noise, as well as to all engineering issues in Oil & Gas applications.

Wet gas compression and multi-phase pumping are also addressed, due to the increasing interest in many installations. The Oil & Gas Applications Committee brings industry experts together in panel and tutorial sessions jointly held by both academic educators and industry professionals. Both basics of Oil & Gas installations and off-design operation issues will be covered, aimed to ensure improved efficiency and safe and reliable operation. The latest information about environmental impact, product upgrade, risk assessment, standards and legislation of gas turbines and compressors in Oil & Gas applications is also provided.

  • LNG Liquefaction Plants
  • Wet Gas and Multiphase Compression
  • Gas Turbine Degradation and Water Washing
  • Partical Behavior and Degradation
  • Turbomachinery Performance Testing
  • Design Details
  • Compressor Stations
  • Machinery Issues
  • Oil and Gas Applications
  • Surge Control and System Dynamics
  • Hydrodynamic Torque Converters for Oil & Gas Compression and Pumping Applications: Basic Principles, Performance Characteristics and Applications
  • Natural Gas Pipelines: Equipment Technology
  • Wet Gas Compression
  • Compact Compression
  • Subsea Compression
  • Gas Turbine Upgrades and Uprates
  • Turbomachinery Instrumentation Components, Practices, and Uncertainty

 

Turbo Expo 2023 includes a track dedicated to Steam Turbines. While many of the analyses, computational methods, and experimental techniques are common for steam turbines and gas turbines, there are some unique features on steam turbines that warrant special consideration. Separate, co-located, steam turbine sessions at Turbo Expo provide a natural way of sharing many of the cutting-edge technologies while giving the steam turbine community a dedicated forum for the unique technical challenges associated with wet steam, long last stage blades, industrial and co-generation steam turbines, the unique mechanical integrity challenges for steam and more.

Authors are invited to present and discuss the following topics:

  • Aerodynamic Forcing in Axial Fan and Compressors
  • Aeroelastic Stability in Axial Fans and Compressors
  • Non-synchronous Vibrations
  • Non-Synchronous Vibrations in Fans
  • Methods for Aerodynamic Forcing and Damping Prediction
  • Aerodynamic Forcing and Damping in Radial Turbomachinery
  • Turbine Aerodynamic Forcing and Damping and Seal Aeroelastic Stability

 

The field of materials and metallurgy associated with gas turbine manufacturing has traditionally been the source of numerous disruptive technologies such as the development of superalloys, precision single-crystal investment casting and ceramic coatings. The type of bearings discussed in this track include but are not limited to gas bearings, tilting pad bearings, fluid film bearings, magnetic bearings as well as squeeze film bearings.

Authors and presenters are invited to share and promote efforts and methods in the area of Structures & Dynamics: Emerging Methods in Design & Engineering, also expanding on new design and analysis approaches for additive manufactured technology. Dissemination of knowledge by presenting research results, new developments, and novel concepts in Structures & Dynamics: Emerging Methods in Design & Engineering will serve as the foundation for the conference program on this area. A variety of sessions are available for presentations, as it allows flexibility to the authors.

Structures & Dynamics: Fatigue, Fracture & Life Prediction Committee creates a forum to discuss theoretical and empirical approaches to determine the lifetime and maintenance requirements of turbo machinery. This includes theoretical prediction approaches for damage mechanisms which govern component lifetime; observations on material or component behaviour which relate to component lifetime; experimental methods to generate data to support these topics; empirical approaches based on inspection and evaluation of part condition and damage during service and at end of life. Cyclic, time dependent and pseudo-static damage mechanisms are covered as well as operational history and environments, and material behavior at these conditions. This includes Low and High Cycle Fatigue (LCF & HCF); the combination of cyclic and time dependent mechanisms, Thermo-Mechanical Fatigue (TMF); creep and stress rupture; fracture mechanics and processes relating to fatigue crack initiation and crack growth; any other damage mechanisms which affect component life.

Authors are invited to present and discuss on various developments in the area of probabilistic analysis, post processing and process modelling.

Main topics of the Rotordynamics Track of the S&D Committee are related to:

  • Dynamic Analysis and Stability
  • Modeling and Experiments
  • Field Balancing and Case Studies
  • Active Components and Vibration Control
  • Nonlinear Rotordynamics
  • Rotordynamics of Micro-machinery
  • Rotordynamics of Industrial Fans
  • Condition Monitoring and Malfunctions
  • Case Studies of Rotating Machinery, and other subjects dealing with dynamic behavior of the rotors

 

Authors are invited to present and discuss on various developments with regard to structural mechanical and vibrational analysis, prediction and experimental validation.

The Student Advisory Committee organizes events at Turbo Expo aimed to engage all degree-seeking individuals in the conference. The Student Advisory Committee (SAC) sponsors a Student Poster Competition, Student and Early Career Engineer Mixer and tutorial sessions each year to promote the sharing of technical knowledge and encourage meaningful networking opportunities for students and professionals alike.

The Student Advisory Committee is once again sponsoring a student poster session at ASME Turbo Expo. Student posters will be on display on the main exposition floor.

Supercritical CO2 based power cycles provide significant efficiency and cost of electricity benefits to waste heat, thermal solar, nuclear, ship-board propulsion and fossil fuel power generation applications. They also provide for separation, compression, transportation, and storage (geologic) of CO2 from fossil fuel power plants. The approach to geologic storage of CO2 benefits greatly from the existing technology and knowledge amassed around CO2 utilization and management in the oil & gas industry. While the end goals of the CO2 based power cycles and the CO2 storage applications are different, the properties of the working fluid, thermodynamics, technology and machinery used for these applications are very similar. The confluence of interests related to the use and management of supercritical CO2 has created an imperative to further the understanding of these applications. The Supercritical CO2 Power Cycle committee organizes sessions that focus on the dissemination of machinery and cycle related technologies of sCO2 power plant applications.

  • Fundamentals of sCO2 Power Cycles
  • sCO2 Heat Exchangers
  • Turbomachinery for sCO2 Cycles
  • sCO2 Cycle Analysis and Optimization
  • sCO2 Combustion and Heat Transfer
  • Materials for sCO2 Cycles
  • sCO2 Cycle Testing
  • sCO2 Cycle Modeling
  • sCO2 Cycle Components

 

The field of materials and metallurgy associated with gas turbine manufacturing has traditionally been the source of numerous disruptive technologies such as the development of superalloys, precision single-crystal investment casting and ceramic coatings.

  • Compressor Design
  • Compressor Experiments
  • Transonic Compressor Design
  • Fan Design
  • Design Concepts
  • Test Rig & Facility Design
  • Stall & Inlet Distortion
  • End-Wall Flows & Passage Contouring
  • Water Ingestion, Fogging & Pre-Cooling
  • Transition & Roughness Effects
  • Manufacturing & Deterioration Effects
  • Tip-Clearance Flows
  • Seal & Leakage Flows
  • Casing Treatment
  • Tandem Airfoils
  • Flow Control

 

  • Aerodynamic Performances and Design
  • Aerodynamic Losses
  • Aerodynamic Studies
  • Unsteady Flows and Transition
  • Tip Leakage Flows
  • End-wall Profiling
  • Low Pressure Turbine Aerodynamics

  • Multi-phase (Water/Ice) Deposition in Gas Turbines
  • Modeling Deposition in Turbine Cooling Passages
  • Erosion in Turbines
  • Deposition Modeling

  • Compressor Design Methods & Applications
  • Fan Design Methods & Applications
  • Turbine Design Methods & Applications
  • Radial Turbomachinery Design Methods & Applications
  • Cavity, Bearings & Seal Design Methods & Applications
  • Methods & Application for Hydrodynamics
  • Component Interaction & Multi-Physics Coupling
  • Preliminary Design Methods
  • LES & DNS Methods & Applications
  • Optimization Methods & Applications
  • Novel Methods for CFD
  • Novel Solver & Simulation Frameworks
  • Application & Methods for Unsteady Flow
  • Geometry Design & Meshing
  • Flow Separation, Loss & Boundary Layer Interaction Methods

 

  • Compressor & Combustion Noise
  • Fan & Engine Noise
  • Gas Turbine Engine Intakes, Exhaust Diffusers, and Ejectors
  • Gas Turbine Engine Transition Ducts and Flow Interactions

  • Parameterization Approaches
  • Manufacturing Tolerances and Uncertainties
  • Surrogate-Assisted Approaches, including Sampling and Data Mining
  • Axial Compressors, Propellers and Fans
  • Turbine Design and Cooling
  • Preliminary Design Systems and Approaches
  • Adjoint Methods
  • Multidisciplinary Optimization and Sensitivity Analysis (fluid, structure)
  • Sensitivity Analysis and Design for AM

 

  • Centrifugal Compressors
  • Radial & Mixed Flow Turbines

Papers will cover topics of interest to the Turbomachinery Design & Maintenance community which may not be covered by the Turbomachinery primary topic tracks.

The tutorials will be of interest for all engineers & researchers concerned with understanding and improving the design process, testing and in-service performance of land and flight-based turbomachinery.

  • Unsteady Flows in Compressors
  • Unsteady Flows in Turbines
  • Stall & Surge
  • Stall & Surge in Centrifugal Compressors
  • Unsteady Flows in Centrifugal Compressors
  • Analysis & Processing Techniques for Unsteady Flows

Climate change, the rapid expansion of wind power, and the steady decrease in the cost of wind-generated electricity have made wind power an indispensable part of the global energy mix. Thus, the Wind Energy Technical Program will focus on innovations driving technological advances in the wind industry. The technical presentations cover aerodynamics, aeroelasticity, structures, condition monitoring of wind turbines, the interaction of wind turbines with other energy systems, wind farms, and floating offshore wind turbines. These topics are addressed for small and large machines and vertical and horizontal axis wind turbines. Special panel sessions highlight the industry's challenges, as well as research being undertaken in universities and research laboratories.

For experts and beginners, tutorial sessions and workshops will be presented to detail developments and tools employed in the rapidly growing wind industry.

  • Measurements and Simulations
  • Structures and Aeroelastic Behavior
  • Design and Optimization
  • Wind Energy Systems
  • Modelling of Wind Turbine Flows
  • Vertical Axis Wind Turbines
  • Operation & Condition Monitoring
  • Small Wind Turbines
  • Noise
  • Blade Aerodynamics
  • Reliability and Risk Analysis
  • Wind Farms
  • Offshore wind turbines