E3S Web Conf.
Volume 345, 2022XXV Biennial Symposium on Measuring Techniques in Turbomachinery (MTT 2020)
|Number of page(s)||10|
|Published online||29 March 2022|
Five hole probe errors caused by fluctuating incidence
1 University of Oxford, United Kingdom
2 University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
3 University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
4 Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Spain
* John Coull: firstname.lastname@example.org
Steady multi-hole pressure probes are used extensively in turbomachinery research. While various sources of error are known, this paper demonstrates that fluctuations in probe incidence can be particularly damaging for accuracy. A simple, quasi-steady model of five-hole-probe response explains why angle fluctuations can cause large errors in the indicated total and static pressure. The model explains why measurements in a shedding wake over-estimated loss by 40%. Simulated traverses behind rotors show similar behavior: fluctuating incidence causes efficiency to be under-estimated by over 1% in some cases. The model can correct five-hole-probe errors using an estimate of unsteady flow angles. This approach reduces errors by an order of magnitude and can be used to post-correct existing test data.
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