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TEMPER—A Gas-Path Analysis Tool for Commercial Jet Engines

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D. L. Doel

Data Analysis Technology, GE Aircraft Engines, Evendale, OH 45215

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 116(1), 82-89 (Jan 01, 1994) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2906813 History: Received September 28, 1991; Online April 24, 2008

Abstract

Almost from the inception of the gas turbine engine, airlines and engine manufacturers have sought an effective technique to determine the health of the gas-path components (fan, compressors, combustor, turbines) based on available gas-path measurements. The potential of such tools to save money by anticipating the need for overhaul and providing help in work scope definition is substantial, provided they produce reliable results. This paper describes a modern gas-path analysis tool (GE’s TEMPER program), discusses the benefits and problems experienced by current TEMPER users, and suggests promising research areas that may lead to an improved algorithm.

Copyright © 1994 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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