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Assessment of the oil scoop capture efficiency in high speed rotors (2018)
Journal Article
Paleo Cageao, P., Simmons, K., Prabhakar, A., & Chandra, B. (2019). Assessment of the oil scoop capture efficiency in high speed rotors. Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, 141(1), 012401. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4040812

© 2019 by ASME. Experimental research was conducted into a scooped rotor system that captures oil from a stationary jet and directs it through passages within the shaft to another axial location. Such a system has benefits for delivering oil via unde... Read More about Assessment of the oil scoop capture efficiency in high speed rotors.

Mechanisms for Residence Volume Reduction in Shallow Sump (2018)
Journal Article
Chandra, B., Simmons, K., & Murphy, A. (2018). Mechanisms for Residence Volume Reduction in Shallow Sump. Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, 140(3), https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4037871

© 2018 by ASME. Gas turbine aero-engines employ fast rotating shafts that are supported by bearings at several axial locations along the engine. Due to extreme load and heat, oil is injected to the bearings to aid lubrication and cooling. The oil is... Read More about Mechanisms for Residence Volume Reduction in Shallow Sump.

Scavenge flow in a bearing chamber with tangential sump off-take (2013)
Journal Article
Munson, J. H., Collicott, S. H., Chandra, B., Collicott, S., & Munson, J. (2013). Scavenge flow in a bearing chamber with tangential sump off-take. Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, 135(3), https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4007869

A tangential sump design is employed in several aero-engines mainly due to its simplicity and compactness. However various problems have prompted investigations of the sump design. An experimental program at Purdue University (Chandra, 2006, "Flows i... Read More about Scavenge flow in a bearing chamber with tangential sump off-take.

Study of gas/liquid behavior within an aeroengine bearing chamber (2013)
Journal Article
Wiedemann, N., Collicott, S. H., Chandra, B., Simmons, K., Pickering, S., Collicott, S., & Wiedemann, N. (2013). Study of gas/liquid behavior within an aeroengine bearing chamber. Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, 135(5), https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4007753

Aeroengine bearing chambers typically contain bearings, seals, shafts and static parts. Oil is introduced for lubrication and cooling and this creates a two phase flow environment that may contain droplets, mist, film, ligaments, froth or foam and li... Read More about Study of gas/liquid behavior within an aeroengine bearing chamber.

Windage power losses from spiral bevel gears with varying oil flows and shroud configurations (2009)
Journal Article
Johnson, G., Chandra, B., Foord, C., & Simmons, K. (2009). Windage power losses from spiral bevel gears with varying oil flows and shroud configurations. Journal of Turbomachinery, 131(4), 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.3072519

In many aero-engines, the power to drive accessories is transmitted through high speed bevel gears in a chamber in the center of the engine. The windage power loss (WPL) associated with these gears makes a significant contribution to the overall heat... Read More about Windage power losses from spiral bevel gears with varying oil flows and shroud configurations.