Since the experiment in turbulence research is of very high importance for evaluating turbulence hypothesis, turbulence measurements were carried out in a two-stage two-spool transonic turbine test rig at the Institute for Thermal Turbomachinery and Machine Dynamics in Graz in which the two rotors are counter-rotating with two different rotational speeds. For the current measurement campaign, triple hot-wire probes, which represent a very new measurement technique in this test rig, were used and their results validated with a fast response aerodynamic pressure probe (FRAPP). Based on the data measured with this device, turbulence intensities may be determined using a method called Fourier filtering. If the classical ensemble averaging procedure with only one trigger is applied, the periodic fluctuations of the other rotor will artificially increase the stochastic fluctuations. Therefore, the two trigger signals of the two rotors require a special analysis method, which was established at Graz University of Technology. The results from this method will be compared to the classical triple decomposition, which uses only one trigger signal. With this analysis tool, it is not only possible to evaluate unsteady signals triggered by one of the two rotors, but also the unsteady interactions of the rotors can be determined and investigated.

On turbulence measurements and analyses in a two-stage two-spool turbine rig

Lengani, Davide;
2017

Abstract

Since the experiment in turbulence research is of very high importance for evaluating turbulence hypothesis, turbulence measurements were carried out in a two-stage two-spool transonic turbine test rig at the Institute for Thermal Turbomachinery and Machine Dynamics in Graz in which the two rotors are counter-rotating with two different rotational speeds. For the current measurement campaign, triple hot-wire probes, which represent a very new measurement technique in this test rig, were used and their results validated with a fast response aerodynamic pressure probe (FRAPP). Based on the data measured with this device, turbulence intensities may be determined using a method called Fourier filtering. If the classical ensemble averaging procedure with only one trigger is applied, the periodic fluctuations of the other rotor will artificially increase the stochastic fluctuations. Therefore, the two trigger signals of the two rotors require a special analysis method, which was established at Graz University of Technology. The results from this method will be compared to the classical triple decomposition, which uses only one trigger signal. With this analysis tool, it is not only possible to evaluate unsteady signals triggered by one of the two rotors, but also the unsteady interactions of the rotors can be determined and investigated.
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