Various Heat Exchangers Utilized in Gas-Turbines for Performance Enhancement

  • Jeong, Ji-Hwan (School of Mechanical Engineering, Pusan National University) ;
  • Kim, Lae-Sung (School of Mechanical Engineering, Pusan National University) ;
  • Ha, Man-Young (School of Mechanical Engineering, Pusan National University) ;
  • Kim, Kui-Soon (Dept. of Aerospace Engineering, Pusan National University) ;
  • Cho, Jong-Rae (Division of Mechanical and Information Engineering, Korea Maritime University)
  • 발행 : 2008.03.31


Modern world takes advantages of gas-turbines for various purposes. Most of gas-turbines incorporate various heat exchangers in order to achieve specific functions and enhance thermal efficiency as well. This paper reviews heat exchangers that had been used, currently being used, and under development for the future application in various kinds of gas turbines. The heat exchanger matrix configurations and manufacturing methods depend on where they are applied. This review work shows that the recent advancement in heat exchanger technologies makes it possible to develop intercoolers and recuperators for large gas turbines as well as micro gas turbines.



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