Welcome to PETAL
The Purdue Experimental Turbine Aerothermal Lab (PETAL) advances turbine aerodynamic and heat transfer technologies, focused on compact gas turbine engines. Our lab develops turbine technology to abate pollution and noise emissions, contribute towards hybrid electrical propulsion and compact power units. The laboratory is located in the Zucrow Laboratories, allowing unique laser diagnostic capabilities, as well as research on turbine-combustor integration. This webpage provides an overview of our objectives, experimental and computational capabilities.