The student can predict the gas generator performance charts and acquire valuable experience about gas turbines operation.
Two spool shaft power gas turbine facility. It consists mainly of a gas generator (compressor, combustion chamber and turbine) and a free turbine connected to an eddy current dynamometer, which can vary the load. The gas turbine has many associated subsystems including fuel, starting, lubricating and cooling subsystems.
The pressure ratio is 2.2 at first spool rotational speed of 90,000 rpm and turbine inlet temperature of 950 C. The power output is 7 KW at a free turbine speed of up to 40,000 rpm. The whole system is equipped with various sensors and indicators, allowing the measurements of performance parameters and monitoring subsystems performance for safety.