In this paper, a technique is presented for the detrmination of turbine rotor bade tip-to-stationary shroud clearance requirements utilizing fiber optics. To accomplish these tip clearance determinations, special rub pins were installed in the turbine shrouds, or tip-shoes, of a 10,000-hp engine. A test procedure was created based upon a transient dimensional analysis, and a cooled borescope and camera were developed. The clearances are presented from a series of successive engine tests.

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