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Title: Performance and supply of fluids in a modern gas turbine
Author: Askins, John Stephen
ISNI:       0000 0004 2718 8023
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2010
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This thesis considers the role fluids play in improving the efficiency and reducing the environmental impact of modern gas turbines. This includes gas turbines used in aviation, marine propulsion and power generation applications. There are two discrete means of lowering the environmental impact of gas turbines. Improving the thermal efficiency of the gas turbine is one possible route which works by reducing the required fuel consumption. Another route which is indirectly related to engine technology is the use of renewable fuels (biofuels) which have reduced lifecycle carbon dioxide emissions when compared to crude oil derived fuels. As such this thesis examines both the potential of renewable fuels for use in gas turbines and also the impact of increased efficiency on the fluids contained within a gas turbine.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Rolls Royce plc ; Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Eng.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: TP Chemical technology