Document Type : Scientific extension


Aerospace Research Institute, Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, Tehran, Iran


In the present study, the evolution of using TVC as a novel technology in gas turbine combustors is investigated. The reported data suggest that different types of TVCs (AFRL and GE products) havethe potential toprovide low lean-blow out (LBO) and a wide range of dynamic operations. Also, in some types of TVCs, the NOx emission is in the range of 40% to 60% of ICAO standard and combustion efficiency is maintained at 99%. Moreover, TVC technology has passed the technology readiness level 6 but to the date, its use has not been reported in any kind of commercial gas turbine engines.


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