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In this section you'll find short descriptions of the windtunnel, test blades and naphthalene measurement system we use in our experiments.

The results to follow were obtained using a wind tunnel at the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Minnesota. A special test section was designed and built to conduct these tests. It is a four-blade linear cascade.

The naphthalene mass transfer measurements are made using a four-axis measurement table. This table is capable of measuring small variations in surface profiles for any cylindrical (any extruded shape) test piece.

The blades we are testing are low-speed versions of the high performance turbine blades.