Airfoil Vibration Test Apparatus.
DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC
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This report describes an apparatus for inducing high frequency out-of-phase, vibrations in adjacent span-wise panel portions of a plate type structure, such as an airfoil blade of a gas turbine engine. The apparatus includes a novel bifurcated duct for conducting and directing two out-of-phase streams of gaseous flow, and a uniquely structured air chopper which generates the two out-of-phase gaseous streams. The duct has an upstream end with which the output of the air chopper is in communication, and a stepped-down downstream end at which the airfoil bladeor other plate type structure specimen that is to be tested is held, supported, and positioned in a chord-wise direction, such that the two out-of-phase gaseous streams impinge upon, and induce the same high frequency vibration in, two preselected, adjacent, span-wise panel portions of the specimen, thereby the panel portions vibrate out-of-phase. Author
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
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