Automatic Pressure Control System for the Wright Laboratory Compressor Research Facility.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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This thesis presents the design of a pressure control system for the Compressor Research Facility CRF. Using a fluid dynamics model of the CRF, a controller was designed to track commanded test chamber pressure while the test compressor operated at varying speeds. This was accomplished by adjusting CRF inlet valves first with a coarse open-loop gain schedule, then closing the loop with a digital dynamic compensator for fine adjustments. The design was simulated on a digital computer and coded for incorporation into the CRFs current control algorithm. Control systems, Automatic tracking, Compensators, Discrete controllers, Wind tunnels.
- Numerical Mathematics
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems
- Computer Hardware
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Fluid Mechanics