Computational Fluid Dynamics/Fluid-Structure Interaction analysis of Gas turbine blades and bearing

Document Type

News Article


FSI is a coupling of laws that describes the dynamics of fluid and structural mechanics. In bearings, the amount of pressure developed in the oil film depends on several factors viz shape of the bearing, operating conditions, geometry and material properties of the structural components and environment in which fluid is moving, etc. Deformation of bearing and journal surface, in turn, depends on the forces exerted by the lubricant on the structure. These deformations in the structure may lead to failures and also changes fluid properties (velocity, pressure, etc.) Hence a study of the fluid-structure interaction (FSI) is also significant in fluid film bearing.

Along with my supervisors, we are working on importance of FSI study in the field of gas turbine blades and bearing elements.

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Publication Date

Summer 10-1-2022