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Numerical investigation of a GTM-140 turbojet engine

  • Tomasz Suchocki , Piotr Lampart and Piotr Klonowicz
From the journal Open Engineering


The paper presents three-dimensional numerical simulations of combustion in the GTM-140 miniature turbine engine. The main aim of the work is to understand the processes occurring in the combustion chamber. The coupling of chemical kinetics, thermochemistry, transport of mass, energy and momentum, and fluid mechanics is a challenge for the engineers. The knowledge of these issues is essential to achieve a high performance product. The k- ϵ (RANS) Turbulence Model and Non-Premixed Model for the combustion was used. The particles of fluid droplets were described by the Discrete Phase Model.


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Received: 2015-3-18
Accepted: 2015-11-26
Published Online: 2015-12-16

©2015 T. Suchocki et al.

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