Accession Number:

AD0756540

Title:

The Dependence of Compressor Face Distortion on Test Cell Inlet Configuration.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

250.0

Abstract:

The aircraft turbine engine has evolved to the point that current static test facility designs require modification to provide adequate service and growth potential. Current design procedures are inadequate in that they do not provide methods for the prediction of flow uniformity at the increased thrust and air flow rates now being required. Through the testing of a multiplicity of inlet models the effect of test cell inlet configuration on engine distortion level is evaluated. A method is developed for the correlation of inlet design characteristics with experimentally observed distortion levels. Together with the evaluation of augmentor performance in an associated thesis by Lt. David L. Bailey, this tentative correlation provides a basis for the development of a practical system for the prediction of the performance of proposed test cell designs. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE