Accession Number:

ADA024464

Title:

The Rotating Stator Concept Preliminary Calibration of the Compressor in the Conventional Configuration,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA OTTAWA (ONTARIO) DIV OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

81.0

Abstract:

The background and objectives of an extensive program of research into a novel concept of co-rotating stator rows within an axial compressor are outlined. The test compressor to be used in the experimental investigations is described in detail, as is the NRC Compressor Test Facility wherein the tests are conducted. The major portion of this initial report comprises results from the preliminary calibration of the three-stage test compressor operated in the conventional configuration i.e. with the stator rows stationary. This datum performance run was prematurely terminated by a drive train failure but some useful data were obtained at speeds up to about eighty percent of the design value. These data are compared with results from a previous series of tests on another compressor of the same aerodynamic design. The correlation of overall performance parameters was acceptable, but individual stage characteristics required considerable adjustment to obtain satisfactory agreement with previous results. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE