Accession Number : AD0682727

Title :   FAILURE OF CENTRIFUGAL AIR COMPRESSOR UNIT NO. 2, WIND TUNNELS, ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, MARYLAND,

Corporate Author : BALLISTIC RESEARCH LABS ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Reklis,E. P.

Report Date : NOV 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : Background and descriptive information is given of a centrifugal air compressor failure which occurred at the Wind Tunnels Facility, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, on 25 January 1968. An impeller wheel burst and pieces of the wheel broke through the casing of the machine. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SUPERSONIC WIND TUNNELS, CENTRIFUGAL COMPRESSORS), (*CENTRIFUGAL COMPRESSORS, RUPTURE), IMPELLERS, FAILURE(MECHANICS), SCHEDULING, HISTORY, MAINTENANCE

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE