Isentropic Light Piston Cascade tunnel CT-3

Infrastructure
Description

Variable Mach (low subsonic to supersonic) and Reynolds (take-off to cruise) number 1 ½ turbine stage.

Main technical characteristics

Maximum rotating speed –
Maximum pressure –
Maximum massflow rate, air/fuel-ratio –
Maximum temperatures –
Measurement instruments2 On wall and traversing pneumatic pressure probes (total, static, directional).
Hot wire anemometry. Fast response pressure probes. Thermocouples. Wall
heat flux thin films. Flow visualization.
Comment
PropComb Variable Mach (low subsonic to supersonic) and Reynolds (take-off to cruise) number
1 ½ turbine stage. Aero-thermal performance determination, rotor/stator and
rotor/rotor interaction (possibly time resolved). Aero-engine similarity conditions,
including film cooling. Short duration facility (< 1 sec).

Contact Information
(Belgium)
EREA