The Need for Air Force Engine Stability Margin Testing for Inlet-Engine Interface Definition
Technical rept. Jul 1969-Sep 1971
AIR FORCE AERO PROPULSION LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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This report addresses the need for improved inlet-engine interface definitions and engine stability development approaches. Historical data are reported depicting the onset of interface stability problems in past Air Force developments. Various approaches and factors related to the development of operationally suitable engines are discussed for different time periods since the late 1940s. More recent Air Force experiences and development efforts directed toward improved stability development approaches are compiled as a basis for proposed engine development programming considerations. Inlet-engine interface definition and stability margin testing procedures are related.
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