Idea - FICS

Vibrationless turbines

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Shehzada Anees

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Idea Details

Idea Name: Vibrationless turbines
Slogan: Light and stiff
Supervisor Name: Dr. Niaz Bahadur
Supervisor Designation: Assistant Professor
Supervisor School: School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering
Supervisor Department: Mechanical Engineering
Contact number: 03082396620
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    We perform research to choose the most suitable turbine blade material that not only possesses ideal vibrational response but also carries less weight.
What is the unmet need in society that your idea will fulfill ?
    Improved vibrational performance can increase the service life of turbine blades in a jet engine and save maintenance costs. Reduction in mass not only improves the thrust/weight ratio of the aircraft but also enables it to carry a higher payload.
Who needs it ? How many would benefit ?
   The aerospace industry can acquire a great deal of benefit resulting from the improved characteristics the turbine blade in a jet engine. Moreover, the marine oil exploration industry that uses jet engines to drive rigs can be benefit greatly from our work.
How will the solution works
    Low pressure turbine is the last turbine stage in a gas turbine engine. As per research, LPT is quite heavy and is even up to one third of the total weight of the engine. A lighter and stiffer material is required to decrease the weight of the stage for better performance of the engine. In this project, modal analysis of the specified low pressure turbine blade is done computationally, by comparing nickel base and titanium base materials.
Who are your competitors ? How is your solution different
    Our competitors are researchers in the field of aerospace. In the past, work has been performed to choose the materials that carry the least amplitude of vibrations under operating conditions. Our work is independent of engine operating conditions. Moreover, our proposed materials carry less weight.
Status: new
Entry Date & Time: 2020-12-17 (1515)