Accession Number : AD0680299

Title :   MECHANISMS OF SAND AND DUST EROSION IN GAS TURBINE ENGINES.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly technical progress rept. no. 1, 1 Jul-30 Sep 68,

Corporate Author : SOLAR SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Smeltzer,C. E. ; Compton,W. A.

Report Date : SEP 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 119

Abstract : The experimental program is organized to evaluate the relative importance of erosion influencing variables introduced by the carrier gas, the dust suspension and the target materials themselves. Test conditions have been chosen to simulate the range of gas temperatures (RT - 800 F) static pressures (1 - 16 atmospheres) and gas and particle velocities (500-1500 fps) encountered in a typical high-performance compressor. The report includes: (1) a literature survey and data review, (2) an analysis of the physical environment in a typical high-performance compressor and the formulation of an erosion test program based on this environment, and (3) the execution of the erosion test program, including the design and construction of special test equipment. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GAS TURBINES, *EROSION), SAND, DUST, ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS, MATERIALS, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, TEST EQUIPMENT

Subject Categories : Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE