Development of a benchtop testing methodology for determining turbine blade vibration amplitude relative to input energy

Lead Research Organisation: Loughborough University
Department Name: Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering


The aim of this project is to develop a test methodology to measure the turbine blade's responsiveness as a function of input energy which will allow them to be ranked in terms of responsiveness.
The research will be focused on vibration excitation, measurement and analysis methods while the experimental part will also involve designing a test rig which will be able to be used to apply respective methods and develop the blade ranking process.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/N509516/1 01/10/2016 30/09/2021
1964583 Studentship EP/N509516/1 01/10/2017 30/09/2021 Marios Georgiou
Description A Beam/blade model was generated along with an optimisation tool to accurately excite and measure the response of the beam/blade. 3 Different test rigs were created to investigate multiple combinations on excitation measurement and analysis methods on turbine wheels as a system and then on each individual blade.
Exploitation Route Can be taken by companies to develop benchtop Rigs for accurately measure the response of a system relative to the input energy.
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Transport