Cell 2 was originally designed for conducting connected tests on gas turbine
systems including reheated military engines. It is currently configured to test the
full scale reheat and nozzle systems of military engines using an engine simulator.
The Cell working section designated for engine/rig installation is 3.7m in diameter and
35m in length or which approximately 2m in diameter and 8m in length is currently available
for engine installation.
The Cell is connected to a central Air House which
provides up to 200 Kg/s flow of air at 750 KpaG pressure, and temperatures
(controlled by intercooling and precooling) from 70°C to 220°C.
Elevated temperatures can be achieved by the use of two 1.5 MW electric heaters and/or a
3 MW indirect gas heater which deliver 25Kg/s of non-vitiated air at temperatures of up to
300°C, or by the use of a direct kerosene heater to give 70 Kg/s of air at 950°C.
Lower temperatures can be achieved by the use of a precooler (water cooled) which can supply
90 Kg/s of air at 30°C.
A similar test chamber of identical proportions, Cell 1, has the same
capabilities as Cell 2, but is also suitable for free jet testing and is
equipped with a means of varying the incidence of a range of supersonic blowing nozzles.
The Cell has four independently controlled fuel systems three of which can provide hot fuel
A speically designed camera enclosure sited with the cell provides a unique view of the
nozzle and jet pipe interior showing the Reheat combustion conditions.
Summary Of Data
||4 (3 hot)
|Full Engine or Reheat Rig
© DERA 1995-2001
Taken from a DERA Brochure