Handbook, Uncertainty in Gas Turbine Measurements
ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFS TN
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The lack of a standard method for estimating the errors associated with gas turbine performance data has made it impossible to compare measurement systems between facilities, and there has been confusion over the interpretation of error analysis. Therefore, a standard uncertainty methodology is proposed in this Handbook. The mathematical uncertainty model presented is based on two components of measurement error the fixed bias error and the random precision error. The result of applying the model is an estimate of the error in the measured performance parameter. The uncertainty estimate is the interval about the measurement which is expected to encompass the true value. The propagation of error from basic measurements through calculated performance parameters is presented. Traceability of measurement back to the National Bureau of Standards and associated error sources is reviewed.
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