Hydrostatic Transmissions for Vehicle Gas Turbines 640364
Good fuel economy has long been emphasized as the goal of vehicle power trains. Gas turbines, in an effort to equal the fuel economy of diesel and spark ignition engines, have compromised vehicle response. The hydrostatic transmission mated to a gas turbine gives a fresh approach to improving vehicle response while allowing the turbine to retain its good efficiency. The hydrostatic transmission benefits both free and fixed turbine power trains.