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Yule Series Model Application for Blade Tip Timing Readouts Processing Resulting in Blade Oscillation Characteristics Estimation

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V. Karmalita

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Manuscript received August 8, 2017; final manuscript received May 29, 2018; published online June 18, 2018. Assoc. Editor: Victor Giurgiutiu.

ASME J Nondestructive Evaluation 1(4), 041002 (Jun 18, 2018) (4 pages) Paper No: NDE-17-1074; doi: 10.1115/1.4040471 History: Received August 08, 2017; Revised May 29, 2018

This paper deals with an application of the Yule series model for contactless (blade tip timing, BTT) measurements. The approach creates a straightforward processing procedure from the experimental data to obtain estimates of blade logarithmic decrement and natural frequency. The existing analytical expressions for confidence intervals enable a priori evaluation for the accuracy of blade oscillation characteristics estimates. Proposed sensors allocation scheme ensures oscillation sampling rates providing efficient estimates of oscillation characteristics. Real-time measurements of blade logarithmic decrement and natural frequency give a chance of this method implementation for research and health monitoring purposes.

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BTT measurement scheme

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Sensors allocation leading to Yule model implementation

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Oscillation sampling by three sensors

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Sampling rate influence

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Interpretation of digitizing noise impact

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Decrement estimate bias caused by digitizing

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Relative values of estimate statistical errors




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