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ADS to Present at TETS 2012

Bob Ni to compare conjugate heat transfer predictions of an industrial-grade film cooled turbine vane against experimental data as part of workshop on "Advances in Physics-Based Design Systems"

PLEASANTON, Calif. - August, 21, 2012 - AeroDynamic Solutions, Inc. (ADS) today announced its participation in the Turbine Engine Technology Symposium (TETS) scheduled for September 10-13, 2012 in Dayton, Ohio.

As part of the "Advances in Physics-Based Design Systems for Turbomachinery" workshop, ADS Chairman and CTO Bob Ni will compare the predictions from conjugate heat transfer analysis of a 648-hole film cooled turbine vane to experimental data.  

Developed under an SBIR Phase II grant from the U.S. Air Force, the conjugate heat transfer analysis capability for the ADS solver Code Leo enables gas turbine designers to better anticipate and mitigate adverse aerothermal loading effects impacting gas turbine durability.  In this session, Dr. Ni will discuss the application of this capability to the Air Force High Impact Technologies Research Turbine Vane (HIT RTV), a 648-hole film cooled turbine vane. Predictions will then be compared to experimental results obtained at the Air Force Turbine Research Facility.  Finally, a validation package will then be introduced to facilitate further evaluation by qualified gas turbine OEMs.  

Dr. Ni's session is scheduled for Thursday, September 13th from 10:30am to 11:00am.  For more information on the TETS conference, please click here.


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