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Turbopropulsion Laboratory and Gas Dynamics Laboratory


The Turbopropulsion Laboratory (TPL) and Gas Dynamics Laboratory (GDL) possess a unique set of facilities which are used in teaching and research related to air-breathing propulsion, space propulsion and turbomachinery. The research activities are supported by the U.S. Navy, NASA and industry.

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Facilities


High Speed Turbomachinery Laboratory

TCR

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Vavra Transonic Fan 

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Sanger Transonic Stage (No acrylic casing) 

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Sanger Transonic Stage (Acrylic casing) 

 

TTR

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Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) - High Pressure Fuel Turbopump (HPFTP) Turbine 

 

Spin Pit

 

 

 

 

M1 Rocket Turbopump Rotor 

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Vavra Transonic Fan Rotor 

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Air-Jet Excitation Rig for P & W Turbine Rotor 

 

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Hood Technology Titanium Rotor & Magnetic and Oil-Jet Excitation Rig 

F119 Fan Rotor

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Drive Turbine and Slip-Ring Unit 

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Control Panel with Automatic Speed Control Unit 

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Strain-Gage High Speed Data Acquisition Systems 

 

Free Jet & Turbocharger Rigs

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Annular Turbine Cascade 


Low Speed Turbomachinery Laboratory

 

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Low Speed Cascade Wind Tunnel 

LDV measurements

Low Speed Multi-Stage Compressor

Light Probe NSMS


Gas Dynamics Laboratory

Free Jet and Engine Test Stand

Remotely Controlled J450 Engine

Shrouded J450

Supersonic Blowdown Wind Tunnel (Mach 4)

Pressure Sensitive Paint Measurements

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Faculty


Director

Garth V. Hobson, Professor

Associate Director

Raymond P. Shreeve

Rick Still

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Researchers


Dr. Anthony J. Gannon

 

Staff


Douglas L. Seivwright, Engineer

Rick Still, Laboratory Manager

John Gibson, Technician