Design of the MIT Breakdown Turbine Facility
Author(s)Epstein, Alan H. (Alan Henry); Guenette, Gerald R. (Gerald Roger); Norton, Robert J. G.
Design of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Breakdown Turbine Facility
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Gas Turbine Laboratory
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Summary: This report details the design, construction, and preliminary testing of a short duration (0.4 sec) test facility capable of testing 0.5 meter diameter, film cooled, high work aircraft turbine stages under conditions which rigorously simulate actual engine conditions. The simulation capability of the facility extends up to 40 atm inlet pressure at 2500 0K (40000F) turbine inlet temperatures. The facility is intended primarily for the exploration of unsteady, three-dimensional fluid mechanics and heat transfer in modern turbine stages.
April 1985Includes bibliographical references (page 151)
Cambridge, Mass. : Gas Turbine Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 
GTL report #183