Calibration of conical mass flow control device for air intake model tests

Singh, DB and Suprabha, PS and Gopinath, PR and Muralidhara, HS and Mohan, SR and Koner, D (2011) Calibration of conical mass flow control device for air intake model tests. In: Symposium on Applied Aerodynamics and Design of Aerospace Vehicle (SAROD 2011), November 16-18, 2011, Bangalore, India.

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Wind tunnel testing of air intakes of high-speed models is a challenging technical problem. The airflow through the model is required to be accurately simulated during the wind tunnel tests to assess the intake performance parameters such as total pressure recovery, engine face total pressure distortion and the intake instability/buzz phenomenon. Accurate metering and control of duct flows can be achieved by maintaining choked flow through a regulating valve located at the duct exit. This paper describes the choking valve and its use in wind tunnel inlet-airframe models and discusses the instrumentation and control requirements. Emphasis is placed on experimental results obtained from a electrically actuated plug which controls the critical flow area at the downstream end of the intake model. Results of calibration carried on three mass flow control devices are presented.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mass flow calibration;Air intake;Mass flow
Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aeronautics (General)
AERONAUTICS > Aerodynamics
Depositing User: Ms. Alphones Mary
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2011 10:56
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2012 08:29

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