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Performance and structural analysis of a radial inflow turbine for the organic Rankine cycle
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 Title & Authors
Performance and structural analysis of a radial inflow turbine for the organic Rankine cycle
Kim, Do-Yeop; Kim, You-Taek;
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 Abstract
The turbine is an important component and has a significant impact on the thermodynamic efficiency of the organic Rankine cycle. A precise preliminary design is essential to developing efficient turbines. In addition, performance analysis and structural analysis are needed to evaluate the performance and structural safety. However, there are only a few exclusive studies on the development process of the radial inflow turbines for the organic Rankine cycle (ORC). In this study, a preliminary design of the ORC radial inflow turbine was performed. Subsequently, the performance and structural analysis were also carried out. The RTDM, which was developed as an in-house code, was used in the preliminary design process. The results of the performance analysis were found to be in good agreement with target performances. Structural analysis of the designed turbine was also carried out in order to determine whether the material selection for this study is suitable for the flow conditions of the designed turbine, and it was found that the selected aluminum alloy is suitable for the designed turbine. However, the reliability of the preliminary design algorithms and numerical methods should be strictly verified by an actual experimental test.
 Keywords
Structural analysis;Radial inflow turbine;Preliminary design;Computational fluid dynamics;
 Language
Korean
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