Effects of Turbine Inlet Temperature on Performance of Regenerative Gas Turbine System with Afterfogging

  • Kim, Kyoung-Hoon (School of Mechanical Engineering, Kumoh National Institute of Technology) ;
  • Kim, Se-Woong (School of Mechanical Engineering, Kumoh National Institute of Technology) ;
  • Ko, Hyung-Jong (School of Mechanical Engineering, Kumoh National Institute of Technology)
  • Published : 2009.12.31


Afterfogging of the regenerative gas turbine system has an advantage over inlet fogging in that the high outlet temperature of air compressor makes the injection of more water and the recuperation of more exhaust heat possible. This study investigates the effects of turbine inlet temperature (TIT) on the performance of regenerative gas turbine system with afterfogging through a thermodynamic analysis model. For the standard ambient conditions and the water injection ratios up to 5%, the variation of system performance including the thermal efficiency is numerically analyzed with respect to the variations of TIT and pressure ratio. It is also analyzed how the maximum thermal efficiency, net specific work, and pressure ratio itself change with TIT at the peak points of thermal efficiency curve. All of these are found to increase almost linearly with the increases of both TIT and water injection ratio.



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