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CAMP Professor Daryush K. Aidun Carries Out Research to Assess Engineering Systems Reliability

Professor and Department Chair Dr. Daryush Aidun (PI) and Dr. Pier Marzocca (Co-PI), both of Clarkson’s Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering (MAE) Department, have received over $900,000 from GE Energy Systems ( with Mr. Richard Keck as General Manager) to investigate the Reliability and Life Assessment of their Gas Turbine Intercooler Systems. The project involves 2 M.S. and 3 Ph.D. students.

This research activity includes the use of reliability and life assessment techniques to analyze corrosion and fatigue in intercooler systems (with a two pass air-to-water shell and tube heat exchanger used to improve turbine engine performance). Corrosion and cyclic loads can reduce equipment performance and reliability, and lead to failures and shutdowns. Therefore being able to predict the reliability of a system’s operation in terms of its time to failure and the rate of corrosion damage is very important. For this work, physical based modeling and simulations are required to efficiently study the reliability of the components and of the overall system. See Figure 1.

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