Considerations in the Design and Development of Turbines for Automotive Gas Turbine Engines 630115
The conflicts in the design of turbines for an automotive gas turbine engine are examined. Considerations of stress, efficiency, engine and vehicle acceleration requirements, and compatibility of the flow path are shown to impose a number of opposing requirements. The philosophies used to compromise the conflicts in two successive engine designs are presented. Following a discussion of turbine test facilities, test results are presented for a typical turbine.