Total pressure correction of a sub-miniature five-hole probe in areas of pressure gradients

J. Town, A. Akturk, Cengiz Camci

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Abstract

Five-hole probes, being a dependable and accurate aerodynamic tools, are excellent choices for measuring complex flow fields. However, total pressure gradients can induce measurement errors. The combined effect of the different flow conditions on the ports causes the measured total pressure to be prone to a greater error. This paper proposes a way to correct the total pressure measurement. The correction is based on the difference between the measured total pressure data of a Kiel probe and a sub-miniature prism-type five-hole probe. By comparing them in a ducted fan related flow field, a line of best fit was constructed. The line of best fit is dependent on the slope of the line in a total pressure versus span and difference in total pressure between the probes at the same location. A computer program, performs the comparison and creates the correction equation. The equation is subsequently applied to the five-hole probe total pressure measurement, and the other dependent values are adjusted. The validity of the correction is then tested by placing the Kiel probe and the five-hole probe in ducted fans with a variety of different tip clearances.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASME Turbo Expo 2012
Subtitle of host publicationTurbine Technical Conference and Exposition, GT 2012
Pages855-861
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
EventASME Turbo Expo 2012: Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition, GT 2012 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: Jun 11 2012Jun 15 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo
Volume1

Other

OtherASME Turbo Expo 2012: Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition, GT 2012
Country/TerritoryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period6/11/126/15/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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