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The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

is the world's largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession.

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    Course Outline

    High-Altitude Testing of Aircraft Engines

     

     

    Course Outline:


    I. Why Test? 


    II. Facilities required for typical altitude test

    III. Typical test objectives and techniques

    A. Performance 

    B. Operability
    C. Environmental effects
    D. Installation effects
    E. Airframe integration
    F. Alternate fuels 


    IV. Critical turbine test measurements and their methodologies will be described.
    A. Review turbine engine fundamentals
    B. Airflow measurement
    C. Fuelflow measurement
    D. Thrust determination
    E. Aeromechanical response
    F. Combustion instability 


    V. Disciplined approach to test planning and execution
    A. Pre-test planning
    B. Data validation
    C. Estimating measurement uncertainty