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R&D Journal

On-line version ISSN 2309-8988
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OPPONG, F; VAN DER SPUY, SJ  and  VON BACKSTROM, TW. Upgrading the BMT120 KS micro gas turbine. R&D j. (Matieland, Online) [online]. 2017, vol.33, pp.22-31. ISSN 2309-8988.

This study evaluates the performance of the BMT 120 KS micro gas turbine engine. The analysis involves matching the existing engine components as well as redesigned elements using engine characteristic maps. An experimental investigation was conducted to measure the baseline performance parameters of the engine. Analytical calculations were used to review the thermodynamic cycle of the engine. A numerical component sensitivity analysis was also used to evaluate the engine's output. The performance predictions of the engine and its modifications showed good correlation with test results and available engine data.

Keywords : Micro gas turbine; Performance; Component matching; Flownex.

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