Accession Number : ADA306013

Title :   Design and Analysis of a Gas Turbine Test Facility Air System.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Phelps, David D.

PDF Url : ADA306013

Report Date : DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : A gas turbine test facility air system has been designed to meet specified design objectives. An analytical evaluation was performed on the air system design to verify that these design objectives were achieved. A key element of the air system is an exhaust eductor which was included in the design to provide secondary cooling air flow through the engine test cell. Two analytical models were developed to evaluate exhaust eductor performance. A one-dimensional, incompressible eductor model was developed that predicts the basic eductor performance parameters including the amount of secondary air flow drawn through the engine test cell for varying eductor configurations. This model also predicts overall air system performance parameters. An eductor computational fluid dynamics analytical model was developed that provides a more detailed analysis of the flow in the eductor.

Descriptors :   *GAS TURBINES, TEST AND EVALUATION, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, PARAMETERS, AIR FLOW, THESES, TEST EQUIPMENT, COOLING, ENGINES, SECONDARY FLOW.

Subject Categories : Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE