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Design, Calibration, and Test Methods for Turbine Engine Icing Test Facilities

2017-09-15
CURRENT
AIR6189
This SAE Aerospace Information Report (AIR) provides descriptions of test procedures and established practices for the application, use, and administration of the conduct of icing testing for all types of turbine engines in conventional supercooled liquid (14 CFR Part 25 Appendix C) environmental conditions in ground test facilities (sea-level and altitude) for icing certification purposes.
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Design Considerations for Enclosed Turbofan/Turbojet Engine Test Cells

2009-05-13
CURRENT
AIR4869A
This SAE Aerospace Information Report (AIR) has been written for individuals associated with the ground-level testing of large and small gas turbine engines and particularly for those who might be interested in upgrading their existing or acquiring new test cell facilities.
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DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS FOR ENCLOSED TURBOFAN/TURBOJET ENGINE TEST CELLS

1995-10-01
HISTORICAL
AIR4869
This SAE Aerospace Information Report (AIR) has been written for individuals associated with the ground-level testing of large and small gas turbine engines and particularly for those who might be interested in upgrading their existing or acquiring new test cell facilities.
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Test Cell Thrust Measurement

2011-06-29
CURRENT
AIR4951
Thrust measurement systems come in many sizes and shapes, with varying degrees of complexity, accuracy and cost . For the purposes of this information report, the discussions of thrust measurement will be limited to axial thrust in single-axis test systems.
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Design Considerations for Enclosed Turboprop Engine Test Cells

2013-10-11
CURRENT
AIR5295A
This document is offered to provide state-of-the-art information about design factors that must be considered in the design of new or significantly modified engine test cells used to test propeller equipped turboprop engines in either QEC or bare engine configurations. The report does not address design considerations for test cells designed to test turboprop engines with dynamometer type load absorption devices because they are essentially tested as turboshaft engines. Design considerations for those test cells are presented in AIR4989, Reference 2.1.
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Design Considerations for Enclosed Turboprop Engine Test Cells

1998-10-01
HISTORICAL
AIR5295
This document is offered to provide state-of-the-art information about design factors that must be considered in the design of new or significantly modified engine test cells used to test propeller equipped turboprop engines in either QEC or bare engine configurations. The report does not address design considerations for test cells designed to test turboprop engines with dynamometer type load absorption devices because they are essentially tested as turboshaft engines. Design considerations for those test cells are presented in AIR4989, Reference 2.1.
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APU Gas Turbine Engine Test Cell Correlation

2016-08-31
CURRENT
ARP5435A
This paper describes a recommended practice and procedure for the correlation of test cells that are used for the performance testing of APU (auxiliary power unit) engines. Test cell correlation is performed to determine the effect of any given test cell enclosure and equipment on the performance of an engine relative to the baseline performance of that engine. The baseline performance is generally determined at the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) designated test facility. Although no original equipment manufacturer (OEM) documents are actually referenced, the experience and knowledge of several OEMs contributed to the development of this document. Each engine Manufacturer has their own practices relating to correlation and they will be used by those OEMs for the purpose of establishing certified test facilities.
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APU Gas Turbine Engine Test Cell Correlation

2007-12-19
HISTORICAL
ARP5435
This paper describes a recommended practice and procedure for the correlation of test cells that are used for the performance testing of APU (auxiliary power unit) engines. Test cell correlation is performed to determine the effect of any given test cell enclosure and equipment on the performance of an engine relative to the baseline performance of that engine. The baseline performance is generally determined at the OEM designated test facility.
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GAS TURBINE ENGINE FUEL NOZZLE TEST PROCEDURES

1997-01-01
HISTORICAL
ARP4865
The intent of this SAE Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) is to define and recommend to the Aerospace Industry standardized test procedures for establishing fuel nozzle operating performance including types of tests, controlled and measured parameters, and test configurations.
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Gas Turbine Engine Fuel Nozzle Test Procedures

2013-12-10
CURRENT
ARP4865A
The intent of this SAE Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) is to define and recommend to the Aerospace Industry standardized test procedures for establishing fuel nozzle operating performance including types of tests, controlled and measured parameters, and test configurations.
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Configuration Control for Maintaining Correlation of Gas Turbine Engine Test Cells

2009-03-13
HISTORICAL
ARP6028
The configuration of a test facility that exists at the time when a correlation is being carried out should be “base lined” as a condition of correlation approval acceptance, and, be maintained during the time period that the respective correlation approval lasts. This defines test facility configuration control. This is due to the fact that a change in configuration may have the potential to change the established correlation factors and measured engine performance. If such a change occurs then this should be judged by the respective OEM’s or designated correlation approval authorities Subject Matter Expert (SME). In some cases, this may involve consultation with the engine project customer or airworthiness authorities.
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Configuration Control for Maintaining Correlation of Gas Turbine Engine Test Cells

2015-08-24
CURRENT
ARP6028A
The FAA has issued Advisory Circular, AC43-207, that recommends re-correlation, trending or period checks. The FAA, AC43-207 bases their recommendation on ARP741. This paper describes a recommended practice and procedure for the configuration control requirements to maintain test cell correlation status. This is necessary to maintain performance measurement integrity, particularly when correlation approval is achieved by statistical trending. The configuration of a test facility that exists at the time when a correlation is being carried out should be "base lined" as a condition of correlation approval acceptance, and, be maintained during the time period that the respective correlation approval lasts. This defines test facility configuration control. This is due to the fact that a change in configuration may have the potential to change the established correlation factors and measured engine performance.
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Gas Turbine Engine Test Facility Audit Process

2012-05-16
CURRENT
ARP6196
This SAE Aerospace Recommended Practice provides recommendations for: the audit process in general; a list of specific areas of attention to be audited; maintaining the test facility in such a manner that it meets audit requirements.
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Test Cell Mass Fuel Flow Measurement Using Coriolis Flow Meters

2012-04-04
CURRENT
AIR6202
The scope of this information report applies to the steady state measurement of direct mass fuel flow in gas turbine engine test cells. A measurement accuracy, and hence uncertainty of between ±0.1 to ±0.2% of value is believed to be achievable for liquid flow applications with some meter models/installations. Whilst capable of general transient measurement in 50 to 100 Hz region, this type of fuel meter is not capable of rapid transient measurement (in 100 to 250 Hz region). It is also not currently considered suitable for "in flight" fuel flow measurement.
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Modeling Techniques for Jet Engine Test Cell Aerodynamics

1999-05-01
HISTORICAL
AIR4827
This SAE Aerospace Information Report (AIR) has been written for individuals associated with ground level testing of turbofan and turbojet engines and particularly for those who might be interested in investigating the performance characteristics of a new test cell design or of proposed modifications to an existing test cell by means of a scale model test.
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Turboshaft/Turboprop Gas Turbine Engine Test Cell Correlation

2016-09-14
CURRENT
ARP4755C
This paper describes a recommended practice and procedure for the correlation of test cells that are used for the performance testing of turboprop and turboshaft engines. This Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) shall apply to both dynamometer and propeller based testing. Test cell correlation is performed to determine the effect of any given test cell enclosure and equipment on the performance of an engine relative to the baseline performance of that engine. Although no original equipment manufacturer (OEM) documents are actually referenced, the experience and knowledge of several OEMs contributed to the development of this document. Each engine manufacturer has their own practices relating to correlation and they will be used by those OEMS for the purpose of establishing certified test facilities.
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Turboshaft/Turboprop Gas Turbine Engine Test Cell Correlation

2013-12-19
HISTORICAL
ARP4755B
This paper describes a recommended practice and procedure for the correlation of test cells that are used for the performance testing of turboprop and turboshaft engines. This Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) shall apply to both dynamometer and propeller based testing. Test cell correlation is performed to determine the effect of any given test cell enclosure and equipment on the performance of an engine relative to the baseline performance of that engine.
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Turboshaft/Turboprop Gas Turbine Engine Test Cell Correlation

2003-09-25
HISTORICAL
ARP4755A
This paper describes a recommended practice and procedure for the correlation of test cells that are used for the performance testing of turboprop and turboshaft engines. This Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) shall apply to both dynamometer and propeller based testing. Test cell correlation is performed to determine the effect of any given test cell enclosure and equipment on the performance of an engine relative to the baseline performance of that engine.
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Turbofan and Turbojet Gas Turbine Engine Test Cell Correlation

2016-08-12
CURRENT
ARP741C
This paper describes a recommended practice and procedure for the correlation of test cells that are used for the performance testing of turbofan and turbojet engines. Test cell correlation is performed to determine the effect of any given test cell enclosure and equipment on the performance of an engine relative to the baseline performance of that engine. When baseline testing is performed in an indoor test cell, the baseline performance data are adjusted to open air conditions. Although no original equipment manufacturer (OEM) documents are actually referenced, the experience and knowledge of several OEMs contributed to the development of this document. Each engine Manufacturer has their own practices relating to correlation and they will be used by those OEMS for the purpose of establishing certified test facilities.
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