Accession Number : AD0829411

Title :   INSTRUMENTATION OF THE TRANSONIC TURBINE TEST RIG TO DETERMINE THE PERFORMANCE OF TURBINE INLET GUIDE VANES BY THE APPLICATION OF THE MOMENTUM AND MOMENT OF MOMENTUM EQUATIONS.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Commons, Patrick Michael

Report Date : SEP 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 109

Abstract : The primary purpose of the Transonic Turbine Test Rig is to study the effects of axial and radial clearances on turbine performance. Additionally, the installation was designed to permit the determination of stator discharge velocities by the application of the momentum, and moment of momentum equations. Previous attempts to obtain stator discharge velocities by these methods have been unsuccessful. However, during this series of tests, with over 150 hours of useful operating time, the instrumentation and the data acquisition procedures were improved to the extent that the difference between stator discharge velocities obtained from a momentum analysis and those obtained from continuity were reduced to less than three percent. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AXIAL FLOW TURBINES, CAPTIVE TESTS), (*INLET GUIDE VANES, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), INSTRUMENTATION, TURBINE STATORS, TRANSONIC CHARACTERISTICS, MOMENTUM, MOMENTS, CALIBRATION, VELOCITY, TEST FACILITIES, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, THESES, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, TEST METHODS, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS.

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE