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Profile

Dr Carl Sangan is a Reader (Associate Professor) 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, Senior Lecturer in 2017 and Reader in 2020.

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 and Safran Aircraft Engines, 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 (GT2011-45310)
  • 2016 ASME IGTI Dilip R. Ballal Award
  • 2016 University of Bath John Willis Award for Teaching
  • 2018 ASME IGTI Heat Transfer Committee Best Paper Award (GT2018-75071)

 

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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Research Output

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Conditioning of Leakage Flows in Gas Turbine Rotor-Stator Cavities

Darby, P., Mesny, A., De Cosmo, G., Carnevale, M., Lock, G., Scobie, J. & Sangan, C., 8 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2020: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition. GT2020-14308

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

Design and Testing of a Rig to Investigate Buoyancy-Induced Heat Transfer in Aero-Engine Compressor Rotors

Luberti, D., Patinios, M., Jackson, R., Tang, H., Pountney, O., Scobie, J., Sangan, C., Owen, M. & Lock, G., 15 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo 2020: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition . GT2020-14422. (Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo 2020).

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

Datasets

Datasets for GTRUs EPSRC programmes, funded in collaboration with Siemens

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

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Thesis

An Experimental Study of Ingress Through Gas-Turbine Rim Seals

Author: Hualca-Tigsilema, F. P., 13 May 2020

Supervisor: Scobie, J. (Supervisor), Lock, G. (Supervisor) & Sangan, C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Computation of Flow Instabilities in Turbine Rim Seals

Author: Horwood, J., 19 Nov 2019

Supervisor: Wilson, M. (Supervisor) & Sangan, C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Development of a Rotating Test Facility for the Experimental Characterisation of Turbomachinery Shaft Seals

Author: Pedraza-Valle, E., 2020

Supervisor: Sangan, C. (Supervisor), Scobie, J. (Supervisor) & Keogh, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

Fluid Dynamics of Hot Gas Ingress

Author: Wang, K., 8 Jun 2016

Supervisor: Sangan, C. (Supervisor) & Lock, G. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Measurement of Ingress through Gas Turbine Rim Seals

Author: Sangan, C., 1 Jul 2011

Supervisor: Lock, G. (Supervisor) & Wilson, M. A. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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