Accession Number:

ADA595132

Title:

Engine Fluid Leakage Detection: A Feasibility Study

Descriptive Note:

Technical memorandum

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ATLANTIC DARTMOUTH (CANADA)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

Monitoring any of several parameters improves the ability to detect any potential safety and performance-related problems associated with aircraft gas turbine engines. Immediate reporting of fuel or engine oil leaks provides engine operators the ability to make judicious decisions as to how the engine should be operated under the given faulty condition, and provides the engine maintainer the ability to make timely decisions regarding the engines maintenance. A feasibility study of the use of an ultrasonic-based approach to engine fuel or oil leak monitoring is presented. This approach has the potential to be used in real-time applications.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids
  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors
  • Fuels

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE