Turbine Stator Blade Cooling and Aircraft Engines
Technology and mechanics enthusiasts might agree that engines are very cool — and they also know how fussy they get when running into cooling problems. When it comes to aircraft propulsion, overheating is not an option. Most planes can’t fly safely without an engine, so why run the risk of overheating? While current engine designs limit that risk using clever cooling systems, another path to solve this problem would be to design more energy-efficient engines, exempt from excessive heat release. Let’s have a look at modeling heat transfer in a turbine stator blade, as well as discuss the evolution of aviation propulsion.