J. Fadok, Siemens Energy Inc., USA
This chapter will discuss the technologies and material used in modern industrial gas turbines. Rapid evolution of the gas turbine since its first application to wartime aircraft engines has been made possible through the deployment of advanced materials and technologies. The background of these advancements, their use in the gas turbine, and the drivers for new technologies to achieve higher temperatures and efficiencies will be the main focus. Furthermore, the technologies needed for advanced hydrogen-fuelled gas turbines will be considered.
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