A brief discussion of the problem of measuring temperatures in jet engines is given. A method of measuring these temperatures by pneumatic means is described. This method involves the use of two sonic-flow orifices in series to give, through thermodynamic calculations, the total temperature of the gas entering the first orifice. An evaluation of this method is given including a discussion of the sampling error in nonhomogeneous gases, and an experimental comparison against a thermocouple and the sodium D-line reversal method is made showing favorable agreement. Results of applying this method of measuring temperature in full-scale engines are discussed.
Issue Section:Research Papers
Topics:Flow (Dynamics), Probes, Temperature, Temperature measurement, Engines, Errors, Gases, Jet engines, Orifices, Sodium, Thermocouples
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