Surface Temperatures Determination with Influencing Convective and Radiative Thermal Resistance Parameters of Combustor of Gas Turbine


Surface temperatures were determined with due consideration of the influencing thermal conditions of conductive, convective and radiative heat. A general condition of heat influx to a point was formulated with the end effect of such influx to the receiving point. It was noted that the heat flow will cause a rate of change of internal energy of the point. Based on the theory of the rate of change of internal energy, a combustor model of cylindrical cross-section was used to generate out the timely temperature equation. Further work was done on this model equation to convert it to non-dimensional. The conversion of this equation was very essential in summing up the parameters that can influence the timely generation of the temperatures. Interestingly, it is noted that when a material withstands temperatures, it will equally withstand the thermal stresses that inherently will be developed in it. From the results, the work came up with a table showing the range of these slope figures of equations, a point was also found for a vital recommendation for further studies, where such figures can be used to check the suitability for thermal stress levels and the lifetime of combustor of such thickness.

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Ufot, E. , Douglas, I. and Hart, H. (2014) Surface Temperatures Determination with Influencing Convective and Radiative Thermal Resistance Parameters of Combustor of Gas Turbine. Engineering, 6, 550-558. doi: 10.4236/eng.2014.69056.

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