DEVELOPMENT OF THE SUPERSONIC COMPRESSOR TEST FACILITIES AT THE ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER.
ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFB TN
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The design characteristics, operational capabilities, and instrumentation systems of the supersonic compressor test facilities at AEDC are described and the results of shakedown tests are presented. These facilities consist of 1 a high-speed rotating machine to test 22-in.-diam, single-stage, axial-flow compressor rotors from 5,000 to 17,000 rpm at rotor tip speeds up to 1630 ftsec and 2 a continuous-flow cascade rig with a 1- by 1.3-in. test section to test the effects of various blade parameters such as area ratio and angle of attack. The primary purpose of these facilities is for further development and evaluation of the concept of blunt-trailing edge, supersonic compressor blades. Author
- Hydraulic and Pneumatic Equipment