Accession Number : ADA113600

Title :   Small Laminated Axial Turbine Design and Test Program.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Sep 76-29 Feb 80,

Corporate Author : AIRESEARCH MFG CO OF ARIZONA PHOENIX

Personal Author(s) : Vershure,R W , Jr ; Meyer,L J

PDF Url : ADA113600

Report Date : Dec 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 134

Abstract : In September, 1976, AiResearch Manufacturing Company of Arizona initiated a program for the Aero Propulsion Laboratory to hot-rig test TFE731-3 Axial Laminated Turbine Rotors and verify their heat-transfer performance and mechanical integrity. The testing was to be conducted in the AiResearch High Temperature Turbine Test Facility, and three major tests were planned - a heat-transfer performance test, an accelerated stress-rupture test, and a thermal cyclic test. This final report describes the progress to date on the Hot-Rig Program, including the redirection in accordance with contract modification, P00003. This redirection concluded the hot-rig activities. The redirected test program tested one of the laminated turbine wheels directly in the Model 1131-1 Advanced Gas Generator. Also, a small laminated axial turbine rotor suitable for cruise-missile application was designed during this program. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Turbofan engines, *Axial flow turbine rotors, *Turbine wheels, Laminates, Fabrication, Test methods, Test facilities, Heat transfer, Air flow, Aerodynamic characteristics, Airfoils, Disks, Wheels, Superalloys, Cooling, Cruise missiles

Subject Categories : Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE