Web-Based, Interactive Laboratory Experiment in Turbomachine Aerodynamics
2010 (English)In: Journal of turbomachinery, ISSN 0889-504X, Vol. 132, no 1, 011015- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Remote laboratory exercises are gaining popularity due to advances in communication technologies along with the need to provide realistic yet flexible educational tools for tomorrow's engineers. Laboratory exercises in turbomachinery aerodynamics generally involve substantial equipment in both size and power, so the development of remotely controlled facilities has perhaps not occurred as quickly as in other fields. This paper presents an overview of a new interactive laboratory exercise involving aerodynamics in a linear cascade of stator blades. The laboratory facility consists of a high-speed fan that delivers a maximum of 2.5 kg/s of air to the cascade. Traversing pneumatic probes are used to determine pressure profiles at upstream and downstream locations, and loss coefficients are later computed. Newly added equipment includes cameras, stepper motors, and a data acquisition and control system for remote operation. This paper presents the laboratory facility in more detail and includes discussions related to user interface issues, the development of a virtual laboratory exercise as a complement to experiments, and comparative evaluation of virtual, remote, and local laboratory exercises.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 132, no 1, 011015- p.
Communication technologies, Comparative evaluations, Educational tools, High-speed, Interactive laboratories, Laboratory exercise, Laboratory facilities, Linear cascade, Loss coefficients, Pneumatic probe, Pressure profiles, Remote laboratories, Remote operation, Stator blade, Stepper motor, Turbomachinery aerodynamics, Turbomachines, Virtual laboratory exercise, Aerodynamics, Data acquisition, Laboratories, Turbomachinery, User interfaces
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-30665DOI: 10.1115/1.3106030ISI: 000270105600015ScopusID: 2-s2.0-77955238247OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-30665DiVA: diva2:403132
QC 201103112011-03-112011-03-042011-03-11Bibliographically approved