Wind tunnel for development of turbines and ohter turbomachinery

WE OFFER:

  • Pressure measurements in blade cascades (2D profiles), including crab traversing in canals
  • Pressure measurements in turbine stators (3D flow) including crab traversing in canals
  • Aerodynamic measurement of axially symmetric bodies up to Mach 3.5 
  • Pressure measurements in turbine stage
  • Measurement of flow characteristics using standardized orifice plate
  • Measurement of loss and frequency characteristics in machine flow path
  • Flow visualization

 

EQUIPMENT:

Tunnels for blade cascades measurement (LM)

  • Tunnel for aerodynamic characteristics measurement in blade cascades 100 mm in width
  • Measurements can be made on blade surface
  • Sensor can crab (move transversally) in canal behind blade
  • Flow visualization using shadow and schlieren methods with Zeiss 80 optics
  • Mach number at blade inlet: 0.1 to 0.98
  • Reynolds number range: 0.06 to 1.2x106

 

Tunnels for turbine wheels measurement (TU)

  • Aerodynamic characteristics of stator wheels, aircraft engine assemblies, gas and steam turbines
  • Measurements can be made on blade surface
  • Sensor can crab (move transversally) in canal behind blade
  • Mach number at blade inlet: 0.1 to 0.98
  • Reynolds number range: 0.06 to 1.2x106

 

Tunnels for characteristics measurement of axially symmetric bodies (NC) 

  • Aerodynamics characteristics of axially symmetric bodies up to supersonic velocities of M3.5

 

Orifice plate line CT500:

  • Flow mass measurement using standardized orifice plate line
  • Measurement of loss and frequency characteristics in machines´ flow path
  • Determination of flow meter characteristics
  • Detailed measurement of velocity field with comb sensor
  • Max. flow rate 15 kg/s

 

CUSTOMERS

  • Firms designing and manufacturing large steam turbines or combustion turbines
  • Aviation industry manufacturers and suppliers
  • National and international research and development projects

 

CONTACT

Ing. Petr Vrchota, Ph.D.
Head of Aerodynamics, VZLÚ 
Tel: +420 225 115 260
e-mail: vrchota@vzlu.cz