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Single-shot pressure-sensitive paint lifetime measurements on fast rotating blades using an optimized double shutter technique

Weiss, Armin and Geisler, Reinhard and Schwermer, Till and Yorita, Daisuke and Henne, Ulrich and Klein, Christian and Raffel, Markus (2017) Single-shot pressure-sensitive paint lifetime measurements on fast rotating blades using an optimized double shutter technique. Experiments in Fluids, 58 (120), pp. 1-20. Springer Nature. doi: 10.1007/s00348-017-2400-4. ISSN 0723-4864.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00348-017-2400-4


A pressure-sensitive paint (PSP) system is presented to measure global surface pressures on fast rotating blades. lt is dedicated to solve the problem of blurred image data employing the single-shot lifetime method. The efficient blur reduction capability of an optimized double shutter imaging technique is demonstrated omitting error-prone post-processing or laborious de-rotation setups. The system is applied on Mach-scaled DSA-9A helicopter blades in climb at various collective pitch settings and blade tip Mach- and chord Reynolds numbers (Mtip = 0.29-0.57; Retip = 4.63-9.26x105). Temperature effects in the PSP are corrected by a theoretical approximation validated against measured temperatures using temperature-sensitive paint (TSP) on a separate blade. Ensemble averaged PSP-results are comparable to pressure-tap data on the same blade to within 250 Pa. Resulting pressure maps on the blade suction side reveal spatially high resolved flow features such as the leading edge suction peak, footprints of blade-tip vortices and evidence of laminar-turbulent boundary-layer (BL) transition. The findings are validated by a separately conducted BL transition measurement by means of TSP and numerical simulations using a coupled Euler/ boundary-layer code. Moreover, the principal ability of the single-shot technique to capture unsteady flow phenomena is stressed revealing three dimensional pressure fluctuations at stall.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/116942/
Document Type:Article
Additional Information:Publishcd online: 18 August 2017; Vol. 58, Issue 9; Article 120
Title:Single-shot pressure-sensitive paint lifetime measurements on fast rotating blades using an optimized double shutter technique
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Weiss, ArminUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-7532-2974UNSPECIFIED
Geisler, ReinhardUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0009-0006-8838-3713UNSPECIFIED
Schwermer, TillUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6918-4480UNSPECIFIED
Klein, ChristianUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7592-6922134929455
Raffel, MarkusUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3340-9115133716001
Date:18 August 2017
Journal or Publication Title:Experiments in Fluids
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:pp. 1-20
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Publisher:Springer Nature
Keywords:pressure-sensitive paint; single-shot lifetime technique; image blur; roter aerodynamics
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:fixed-wing aircraft
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AR - Aircraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Simulation and Validation (old)
Location: Göttingen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute for Aerodynamics and Flow Technology > Experimental Methods, GO
Institute for Aerodynamics and Flow Technology > Helicopter, GO
Deposited By: Bachmann, Barbara
Deposited On:13 Dec 2017 14:38
Last Modified:02 Nov 2023 13:28

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