Accession Number:

ADA355546

Title:

The Feasibility of Vibration Diagnostics Measurements in a Gas Turbine Engine

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

A variety of analytical and experimental techniques has been explored to determine the efficacy and viability of application for diagnostics of a tank gas turbine engine. Engine performance criteria, along with mechanical maintenance programs, have been identified to be used in the turbine engine diagnostics program. Fast-Fourier analysis, Hilbert transforms, wavelets, and Kurtosis techniques were explored as the governing tools in determining engine functionalities. A proof-in-principle test was performed via spectrum analysis that clearly illustrated that a signal-rich environment, as provided by the measurements performed in this specific study, is required for engine performance analysis and diagnostics.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Mechanics
  • Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE