MECHANISMS OF SAND AND DUST EROSION IN GAS TURBINE ENGINES.
Quarterly technical progress rept. no. 1, 1 Jul-30 Sep 68,
SOLAR SAN DIEGO CALIF
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The experimental program is organized to evaluate the relative importance of erosion influencing variables introduced by the carrier gas, the dust suspension and the target materials themselves. Test conditions have been chosen to simulate the range of gas temperatures RT - 800 F static pressures 1 - 16 atmospheres and gas and particle velocities 500-1500 fps encountered in a typical high-performance compressor. The report includes 1 a literature survey and data review, 2 an analysis of the physical environment in a typical high-performance compressor and the formulation of an erosion test program based on this environment, and 3 the execution of the erosion test program, including the design and construction of special test equipment. Author
- Jet and Gas Turbine Engines