Special Issue "Selected Papers from the 9th EVI-GTI International Gas Turbine Instrumentation Conference"
A special issue of International Journal of Turbomachinery, Propulsion and Power (ISSN 2504-186X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2020).
Interests: test cell and test facility design, emissions measurement, optical probes, public funding, EU contracts
Interests: applied metrology and developing the next generation of measurement engineers
Interests: gas turbine instrumentation
Interests: gas turbine instrumentations, thermocouples
The European Virtual Institute for Gas Turbine Instrumentation (EVI-GTI) was founded in 2002 through the European Union’s Competitive and Sustainable Growth (GROWTH) program. Since 2005, the EVI-GTI has been a non-profit association. The Board, the membership, and the attendees represent basically all European turbomachinery OEMs, a broad variety of sensor and instrumentation vendors and many universities and research institutes.
EVI-GTI has, together with the Propulsion Instrumentation Working Group (PIWG) in the U.S., developed the Instrumentation Lap Gap Matrix (LGM), by analyzing the technology readiness of various technologies for sensors, probes, and instrumentation. The LGM shows which technologies are currently satisfactory, which are currently not available but can be worked around, and which are not available today and prevent further development of gas turbine engines (e.g., to higher efficiencies.)
The EVI-GTI International Gas Turbine Instrumentation Conference is an event that arose in 2004, in the first years as a yearly conference in Europe. From 2006 on, it was organized every two years. Every other year, there is a transatlantic Joint EVI-GTI / PIWG Conference which takes place alternately in the U.S. and in Europe.
The 9th EVI-GTI International Gas Turbine Instrumentation Conference was held in Graz/Austria on 20-21 November 2019. The conference was structured into five sessions that covered topics related to instrumentation and measurement in (hot) engine parts. The sessions were:
- Test cell concepts and instrumentation
- New sensors and innovative measurement technologies
- Engine measurements for performance evaluation
- Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning and controls
- Non-contact optical sensors
Besides the presentations and the key notes, “elevator pitch” sessions were held where the participants could introduce their work.
About 20 technical presentations were given, either full papers or “presentation only” contributions. The best papers from the conference, corresponding to the IJTPP scope, are collected in this Special Issue.
Dr. Ralf Obertacke
Dr. Pete Loftus
Dr. Hanspeter Zinn
Dr. Michele Scervini
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- Gas turbine instrumentation
- Sensors and instrumentation
- Standards and specification
- Test cells and test rigs
- Engine measurement
- Hot gas path
- Wireless, energy harvesting
- Gas turbine health monitoring and control