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Pressure Instrumentation for Gas Turbine Engines—A Review of Measurement Technology

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E. C. Armentrout

NASA-Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio

J. C. Kicks

Kulite Semiconductor Products, Inc., Ridgefield, N. J.

J. Eng. Power 101(3), 373-383 (Jul 01, 1979) (11 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3446585 History: Received December 27, 1977; Online July 14, 2010

Abstract

Many types and designs of pressure measuring instrumentation are used during the development and testing of gas turbine engines. This paper provides an overview of more commonly available pressure transducers and their characteristics. Probe designs for use in both steady-state and dynamic pressure measurement systems are reviewed. Techniques used to qualify instrument probes and the methods used to calibrate pressure transducers during engine testing are described.

Copyright © 1979 by ASME
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