Measurement of Unsteady Aerodynamic Data in Turbomachi-nery Periodic Flows
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The objective of this work is to demonstrate the feasibility and advantage of an alternative approach to aerodynamic data acquisition in high-speed highly-loaded turbine engine rotating components. Two methodologies of data acquisition using fast sensing pressure probes are described here. The conventional approach is based on using separate probes for detection of unsteady total and static pressures and the flow direction. This method is labor intensive, requiring either multiple access ports
... n the investigated engine or repetitive test runs for each individual probe if only one access port is available. An alternative method, using only one Pitot-cylinder probe, can be used to acquire total pressure and flow direction data. The Pitot-cylinder probe basically functions like a controlled flow direction follower. The data reduction procedure for this probe relies on strict periodicity of the investigated flow during a test run. A detailed explanation of data reduction procedure and examples of achieved results are presented.