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Fri, 19 Feb



CFD of Water Injection in a Turbofan Compressor

By Natan Zawadzki, Cranfield University, UK

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CFD of Water Injection  in a Turbofan  Compressor
CFD of Water Injection  in a Turbofan  Compressor

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19 Feb 2021, 14:00 GMT


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Natan is an ISCFD Co-Founder and a PhD Candidate in Aerospace Propulsion at Cranfield University, UK. He holds a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Siegen in Germany. During his studies, Natan was involved in the development of Lattice-Boltzmann codes. He also spent 1.5 years at Rolls-Royce in Berlin, working on modelling oil and heat management systems of aircraft engines. His research interests encompass complex flows and their applications.


What happens if you spray water into aircraft engines? Compressor Water Injection (CWI) allows counteracting the effect of rising air temperature during compression by evaporative cooling. This, in turn, leads to significant reductions of engine nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions. Previous theoretical research relies mainly on analytical tools, providing a limited understanding of the aero- and thermodynamic implications of CWI. Natan will show how to utilise Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to benefit industrially relevant research and development.

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