INSTRUMENTATION OF THE TRANSONIC TURBINE TEST RIG TO DETERMINE THE PERFORMANCE OF TURBINE INLET GUIDE VANES BY THE APPLICATION OF THE MOMENTUM AND MOMENT OF MOMENTUM EQUATIONS.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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The primary purpose of the Transonic Turbine Test Rig is to study the effects of axial and radial clearances on turbine performance. Additionally, the installation was designed to permit the determination of stator discharge velocities by the application of the momentum, and moment of momentum equations. Previous attempts to obtain stator discharge velocities by these methods have been unsuccessful. However, during this series of tests, with over 150 hours of useful operating time, the instrumentation and the data acquisition procedures were improved to the extent that the difference between stator discharge velocities obtained from a momentum analysis and those obtained from continuity were reduced to less than three percent. Author
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