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Dr Carl Sangan is a Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering and the Deputy-Director of the Turbomachinery Research Centre.

His research area is gas turbine engineering, with a particular interest in experimental and theoretical modelling of the flow and heat transfer in rotating disc systems.

Carl obtained an MEng (Hons) in Aerospace Engineering, followed by a PhD in the field of turbomachinery. On graduation he continued as a post-doctoral researcher, before being awarded the University Prize Fellowship in Gas Turbine Engineering in 2012. Carl became a lecturer at the University in 2014 and a Senior Lecturer in 2017.

Research

Carl's current research focuses on improving the efficiency of gas turbines for power generation and aerospace engines. He currently leads research programmes involving the application of optical methods to enhance understanding of the interaction mechanisms between gas turbine cooling systems and the mainstream gas-path.

Although predominantly funded by EPSRC, much of his work is closely linked to Siemens, where modelling approaches developed from the work are being integrated directly within the company’s design methodology.

Areas of interest across the broader theme of turbomachinery include:

  • modelling of hot-gas ingestion through turbine rim seals
  • mainstream gas-path aerodynamics and the interaction with the secondary air system
  • heat transfer in compressor cavities
  • development of novel shaft sealing technologies
  • film cooling of turbine blades
  • cooled radial turbomachinery

Awards and prizes

  • 2011 ASME IGTI Heat Transfer Committee Best Paper Award
  • 2016 ASME IGTI Dilip R. Ballal Award
  • 2016 University of Bath John Willis Award for Teaching

 

Willing to supervise PhD

Interested in supervising students studying:

  • Gas turbine technologies
  • Fluid dynamics and heat transfer
  • Rotating systems
  • Thermal imaging techniques

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Projects 2013 2020

Compressors
Rotors
Gas turbines
Jet engines
Buoyancy
Seals
Turbines
Engines
Secondary flow
Gas turbines

Additive Manufacturing for High Temperature Air-Cooled Radial Turbomachinery

Copeland, C. & Sangan, C.

1/04/1630/09/17

Project: Central government, health and local authorities

Research Output 2011 2019

Design of an Air-cooled Radial Turbine Part 1: Computational Modelling

Zhang, Y., Duda, T., Scobie, J., Sangan, C., Redwood, A. & Copeland, C. Jun 2018 ASME Turbo Expo 2018: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition. GT2018-76378

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Turbines
Coolants
Air
Rotors
Wheels

Design of an Air-Cooled Radial Turbine Part 2: Experimental Measurements of Heat Transfer

Zhang, Y., Duda, T., Scobie, J., Sangan, C., Redwood, A. & Copeland, C. Jun 2018 ASME Turbo Expo 2018: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition. GT2018-76384

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Turbines
Heat transfer
Air
Rotors
Temperature
Seals
Wheels
Turbines
Stators
Compressed air motors

Influence of Leakage Flows on Hot Gas Ingress

Patinios, M., Ong, I., Scobie, J., Lock, G. & Sangan, C. 11 Jun 2018 Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2018: Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition. GT2018-75071

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Leakage (fluid)
Stators
Flow structure
Seals
Wheels

Datasets

Datasets for GTRUs EPSRC programmes, funded in collaboration with Siemens

Sangan, C. (Creator), Lock, G. (Creator), Wilson, M. (Creator), Scobie, J. (Creator), Owen, J. (Creator), University of Bath, 2015

Dataset