Three Dimensional Unsteady Pressure Measurements for an Oscillating Turbine Blade PUBLIC ACCESS

[+] Author Affiliations
D. L. Bell, L. He

University of Durham, Durham, UK

Paper No. 97-GT-105, pp. V004T14A021; 8 pages
  • ASME 1997 International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exhibition
  • Volume 4: Manufacturing Materials and Metallurgy; Ceramics; Structures and Dynamics; Controls, Diagnostics and Instrumentation; Education; IGTI Scholar Award
  • Orlando, Florida, USA, June 2–5, 1997
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-7871-2
  • Copyright © 1997 by ASME


A complete set of unsteady blade surface pressure measurements is presented for a single turbine blade oscillating in a three dimensional bending mode. Results are provided for five spanwise sections at 10%, 30%, 50%, 70% and 90% of span. Steady blade pressure measurements and five-hole probe traverses at the inlet and exit planes of the test section, are also included.

The test facility operates at low speed and the working section consists of a single turbine blade mounted in a profiled duct. A rigid blade with constant section was used, and a three dimensional bending mode realised by hinging the blade at root and driving the tip section. The low speed and scale of the test facility allowed low oscillation frequencies (5 to 20 Hz) to be employed, in order to match realistic reduced frequencies. This enabled the unsteady blade surface pressure response to be recorded with externally mounted pressure transducers. The validity of this technique is examined. Results from the test facility demonstrate a noticeable three dimensional behaviour of the unsteady flow.

Copyright © 1997 by ASME
This article is only available in the PDF format.



Interactive Graphics


Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In