Investigation of dynamic characteristics of a turbine-propeller engine

Oppenheimer, Frank L., Jacques, James R.
naca-rm-e51f15
1951


Time constants that characterize engine speed response of a turbine-propeller engine over the cruising speed range for various values of constant fuel flow and constant blade angle were obtained both from steady-state characteristics and from transient operation. Magnitude of speed response to changes in fuel flow and blade angle was investigated and is presented in the form of gain factors. Results indicate that at any given value of speed in the engine cruising speed range, time constants obtained both from steady-state characteristics and from transient operation agree satisfactorily for any given constant fuel flow, whereas time constants obtained from transient operation exceed time constants obtained from steady-state characteristics by approximately 14 percent for any given blade angle.

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