White Paper: Aerospace

Spin Testing

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Spin testing is a relatively expeditious, cost-effective, and reliable way to evaluate rotor integrity and durability. Many problems with spin testing in the past have been solved with advanced high-technology developments in damping systems, high-performance turbines, hot testing, reduced vacuum testing, and non-destructive methods to detect cracks in real time.

Spin testing can be a dangerous activity and the equipment must be designed and installed appropriately to minimize the risks inherent in the rapid energy release of a rotor burst. Advanced technology rotors made of new materials present special challenges to existing spin test systems, and these need to be examined on a case by case basis, with experts.

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