Continued Modernization of The NPS Transonic Compressor Test Rig
Naval Postgraduate School Monterey United States
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The research objective of this thesis is to continue the modernization efforts of the Naval Postgraduate Schools transonic compressor test rig. The current transonic compressor rig, used for testing, research and development, was built in the 1960s and operates using a compressed air turbine drive. A new design that is more efficient, more robust and less maintenance-intensive will utilize an electric drive train as the prime mover. The project is building a new rig based on the designs of the current one. This research continued to model new components using Solid works and conducted structural and fluid flow analysis of rotating parts using ANSYS Workbench and will be used to move toward further development, manufacturing and testing of the new rig.
- Hydraulic and Pneumatic Equipment