Miniature Probes for Use in Gas Turbine Testing 750094

Because of space limitations and system complexity in many applications associated with gas turbine testing, extremely small flow measuring probes have sometimes been required. This paper presents several examples of these miniature probes-null type as well as fixed position-which have proved useful in aircraft and space power systems component testing and are applicable to automotive gas turbine testing. These probes are used to determine component or system performance from the measurement of gas temperature as well as total and static pressure, and flow direction. Detailed drawings of the sensors are presented along with experimental data covering the flow characteristics over the range of intended use.


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