Cold-Air Performance of Compressor-Drive Turbine of Department of Energy Upgraded Automobile Gas Turbine Engine. I. Volute-Manifold and Stator Performance.
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION CLEVELAND OH LEWIS RESEARCH CENTER
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The aerodynamic performance of the inlet manifold and stator assembly of the compressor-drive turbine was experimentally determined with cold air as the working fluid. The investigation included measurements of mass flow and stator-exit fluid torque as well as radial surveys of total pressure and flow angle at the stator inlet and annulus surveys of total pressure and flow angle at the stator exit. The stator-exit aftermixed flow conditions and overall stator efficiency were obtained and compared with their design values and the experimental results from three other stators. In addition, an analysis was made to determine the constituent aerodynamic losses that made up the stator kinetic energy loss. Author
- Surface Transportation and Equipment
- Fluid Mechanics
- Jet and Gas Turbine Engines