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Gas Turbines

Purdue has a strong research program in gas turbine research. Profs. Key and Paniagua are investigating compressors and turbines, respectively, for power-generating gas turbines. Profs. Lucht, Slabaugh, Heister, and Meyer are studying advanced combustion concepts for future power-generating gas turbine systems.  Prof. Anderson performs research on combustion instabilities in these systems. The research of these faculty members is characterized by the extensive use of advanced high-speed laser diagnostics including particle imaging velocimetry and planar laser-induced fluorescence. The power-generating gas turbine research efforts will be greatly enhanced by the installation of a new air heater system, providing non-vitiated air to the test rigs at temperatures as high as 1100 K and flow rates up to 4 kg/s, and by the new test rig facility that will come online in early 2017.


William Anderson profile picture

William Anderson

Aeronautics and Astronautics
Chemical propulsion and design methodologies
Nicole Key profile picture

Nicole Key

Graduate School
Mechanical Engineering
Denver Lopp profile picture

Denver Lopp

School of Aviation and Transportation Technology
Turbine Engine Operation; Human factors research
Robert Lucht profile picture

Robert Lucht

Mechanical Engineering
Gas turbine and internal engine combustion; Fluid mechanics &? heat transfer
Terrence Meyer profile picture

Terrence Meyer

Mechanical Engineering
Experimental investigations of sprays; Combustion, and high-speed flows
Guillermo Paniagua Perez profile picture

Guillermo Paniagua Perez

Mechanical Engineering
Compact high speed turbomachinery; High speed propulsion
Carson Slabaugh profile picture

Carson Slabaugh

Aeronautics and Astronautics
Turbulent Combustion; Detonations; Thermo-Acoustic Instability; High-Bandwidth Measurement Techniques

Technical Contact

Robert (Bob) Lucht
Ralph and Bettye Bailey Professor for Combustion in Mechanical Engineering

Collaborating Laboratories

Maurice J. Zucrow Laboratories
500 Allison Road
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2014
Phone: (765) 494-1501

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