Experimental and simulation analysis of microturbines

S. M. Flockhart, R. S. Dhariwal

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In this paper the torque and power output achieved by a gas driven micro-turbine will be discussed. Experimental results were obtained for various different simple shaped rotors (fabricated using the UV-LIGA technique), of dimensions outer radius 1.94 mm and structural height 90 µm to investigate the effect of blade number and profile on output performance. In addition, a finite element and simple theoretical model were developed to determine the theoretical response of the system. This allows a comparison to be determined between the experimental and theoretical results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-36
Number of pages4
JournalIEE Colloquium (Digest)
Issue number52
Publication statusPublished - 4 Mar 1999

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    Flockhart, S. M., & Dhariwal, R. S. (1999). Experimental and simulation analysis of microturbines. IEE Colloquium (Digest), (52), 33-36.