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Constant volume combustion: the ultimate gas turbine cycle

Introduction

Pulse detonation combustion holds the key to 45% simple cycle and close to 65% combined cycle efficiencies at today’s 1400-1500°C gas turbine firing temperatures.  This article is intended to provide a glimpse into the potential benefits of a return “back to the future” that constant volume combustion (CVC) technology has to offer.
 

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Constant volume combustion: the ultimate gas turbine cycle

Author

S. Can Gülen  

Published

Gas Turbine World, November - December 2013