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The Application of Pressure- and Temperature-Sensitive Paints to an Advanced Compressor

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Kelly R. Navarra, Douglas C. Rabe

Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433-7251

Sergey D. Fonov, Larry P. Goss

Innovative Scientific Solutions, Inc., Dayton, OH 45440-3638

Chunill Hah

NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH 44135

J. Turbomach 123(4), 823-829 (Feb 01, 2000) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1400116 History: Received February 01, 2000
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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Figures

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Calibration of Ru-sol-gel PSP as a function of pressure and temperature
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Calibration of bis-pyrenal propane-bostic TSP as a function of temperature and pressure
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PSP test setup (TSP: white, PSP: yellow, Reference: pink)
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Relative intensity in the pressure sensitive data with fiduciary marks identified
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(a) Source mesh: 43 sections with 89 nodes; (b) mesh used for resection: 172 sections with 89 nodes
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Relative intensity distributions for temperature (left) and pressure-sensitive data (right) after resectioning
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Error in pressure due to 1 percent error in relative intensity measurement as a function of temperature and pressure
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Error in pressure due to 1 percent error in absolute temperature measurement as a function of temperature and pressure
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Computational mesh used for CFP calculations
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Spanwise temperature distribution at 10 percent blade chord. Solid: using scaled temperature data. Dashed: using CFD temperature distribution and experimental pressure data
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Temperature fields obtained from scaled TSP data and temperature fitting of the CFD pressure and PSP relative intensity distributions
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Pressure fields obtained from PSP (left) and CFD (right)

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