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dc.contributor.authorEnglerth, Steven Tyleren_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-20T08:00:09Z
dc.date.available2015-03-20T08:00:09Z
dc.date.issued2015-03-19en_US
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:4744en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/51631
dc.description.abstractThe accurate measurement of total temperature in engine diagnostics is a challenging task which is subject to several sources of error. Conduction error is predominant among these sources since total temperature sensors are embedded into a cooled strut for measurement. This study seeks to understand the effect of conduction error on total temperature probe performance from an analytical and experimental standpoint and to provide an effective calibration procedure. The review of historical low-order models, as well as results from a developed thermal resistance model, indicates that conduction error is driven by dimensionless parameters, including the Biot, Nusselt, and Reynolds Numbers, as well as a non-dimensional temperature characterizing the flow/strut temperature difference. A conduction error calibration procedure for total temperature probes is experimentally tested in this study. Data were acquired for nominal flow total temperatures ranging from 550 °F to 850 °F with the probe Reynolds number varying from 2,000 to 12,000 for varying conduction conditions with axial temperature gradients up to 1150 °F per inch. A physics-based statistical model successfully expressed total temperature probe performance as a function of dimensionless conduction driver and probe Reynolds number. This statistical model serves as a “calibration surface” for a particular total temperature probe. Due to the scaling of the problem, this calibration is experimentally obtained in moderate temperature regimes, then implemented in higher temperature regimes. The calibration yields an overall uncertainty in total temperature measurement to be ±4% of the total temperature for flow conditions typical in engine diagnostics, with extreme uncertainties in input conditions. Conduction error is successfully shown to be independent of any temperature regime and driven by dimensionless parameters.en_US
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dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.subjectHeat transferen_US
dc.subjectConduction Erroren_US
dc.subjectTotal Temperature Probeen_US
dc.titleAn Experimental Conduction Error Calibration Procedure for Cooled Total Temperature Probesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentAerospace and Ocean Engineeringen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAerospace Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairSchetz, Joseph A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeechairLowe, Kevin T.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDevenport, William J.en_US


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