An Assessment of Wet Compression Process in Gas Turbine Systems with an Analytical Modeling
Recently humidified gas turbine systems in which water or steam is injected have attracted much attention, since they can offer a high efficiency and a high specific power with a relatively low cost compared to combined-cycle gas turbine systems, and therefore they have a potential for future power generation. In this study, performance analysis of the wet compression process is carried out with an analytical modeling which was developed from heat and mass transfer, and thermodynamic analyses based on droplet evaporation. Wet compression variables such as temperature-averaged polytropic coefficient, compressor outlet temperature, and compression work are estimated. Parametric studies show the effect of system parameters such as droplet size, water injection ratio or compression ratio on transient behavior.
Ford Lumban Gaol
K. H. Kim et al., "An Assessment of Wet Compression Process in Gas Turbine Systems with an Analytical Modeling", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 234, pp. 23-27, 2012