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Title: Blade tip clearance measurement of the turbine engines based on a multi-mode fiber coupled laser ranging system

The blade tip clearance is a parameter of great importance to guarantee the efficiency and safety of the turbine engines. In this article, a laser ranging system designed for blade tip clearance measurement is presented. Multi-mode fiber is utilized for optical transmission to guarantee that enough optical power is received by the sensor probe. The model of the tiny sensor probe is presented. The error brought by the optical path difference of different modes of the fiber is estimated and the length of the fiber is limited to reduce this error. The measurement range in which the optical power received by the probe remains essentially unchanged is analyzed. Calibration experiments and dynamic experiments are conducted. The results of the calibration experiments indicate that the resolution of the system is about 0.02 mm and the range of the system is about 9 mm.
Authors:
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  1. State Key Laboratory of Precision Measuring Technology and Instruments, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22392247
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 85; Journal Issue: 11; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; CALIBRATION; CLEARANCE; DESIGN; EFFICIENCY; ENGINES; ERRORS; FIBERS; LASERS; LENGTH; PROBES; RESOLUTION; SAFETY; SENSORS; TRANSMISSION; TURBINES