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Gas Turbine Heat Transfer

Call for Papers

Gas turbine engine is one of the most important energy conversion devices, on land, sea, or air. Substantial improvements through innovative technologies with increased energy conversion efficiency enhanced power to weight ratio and reduced environmental pollution are expected in the coming decade. One of the key factors for making such grand strides possible is through an improved understanding of various heat transfer aspects in the gas turbine engine. The advances made in cooling technologies for combustion chamber liners, nozzle guide vanes, rotor blades, and rotating disc cavities are a few examples to illustrate this point. A large number of analytical/computational techniques and experimental methods are developed for achieving optimum designs. A great deal of the literature was published, and perhaps a lot more is available as classified work with the industry on this important subject. Notwithstanding the great efforts in the past, new developments are continually taking place in the field of gas turbine heat transfer, and there appears to be a lot of scope and need for this very useful work to be brought to limelight.

This special issue focuses on the latest advancements in gas turbine heat transfer. We invite investigators to contribute to this special issue with original research articles as well as review articles on gas turbine heat transfer. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Blade cooling technologies: impingement cooling and film cooling; effusion cooling; transpiration cooling; serpentine passage cooling and pin fin cooling; heat transfer in trailing edge cutbacks
  • Combustion chamber wall cooling technologies
  • Conjugate heat transfer
  • Design and optimization of cooling passages
  • Enhancement techniques for cooling
  • External convection
  • End wall and platform heat transfer
  • Heat transfer in seals
  • Heat transfer in disk cavities
  • Heat transfer from rotating surfaces

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ame/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/ame/gtht/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 2 August 2013
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 25 October 2013
Publication DateFriday, 20 December 2013

Lead Guest Editor

  • B. V. S. S. S. Prasad, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600 036, India

Guest Editors

  • Srinath Ekkad, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
  • Hyung Hee Cho, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Yonsei University, Shinchon-Dong, Seodaemun-Gu, Seoul 120-749, Republic of Korea