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Adaptive Technologies Developed and Demonstrated for Extending the Stable Operating Range of CompressorsThe operational envelope of gas turbine engines is constrained by the stability limit of the compression system. The dangers of exceeding this limit are severe, with the potential for engine failure and loss of the aircraft. To avoid such failures, compressor designers provide an adequate stability (stall) margin in the compressor design to account for inlet distortions, degradation due to wear, throttle transients, and other factors that reduce compressor stability from the original design intent. In some cases, the required stall margin results in the compressor operating line being below the maximum efficiency potential of the compression system. Current approaches to increasing stability tend to decrease the efficiency of the compressor. The focus of this work is to increase the stall margin of compressors without decreasing their efficiency.
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Hathaway, Michael D.
(Army Research Lab. Cleveland, OH, United States)
Strazisar, Anthony J.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
September 7, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 2005
Publication Information
Publication: Research and Technology 2004
Subject Category
Aircraft Propulsion And Power
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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