1966-02-01

Less Fuel, More Torque - Some Important Problems of Advance Gas Turbine Development 660020

The rapid development of gas turbines raises a problem of waste heat, that is, finding ways to recover the energy lost. This paper discusses air preheating as one method, using direct heat to exchanger converters. The paper introduces a new design of gas turbine, the SCDGT, for automotive applications, and gives details of its characteristics, development, test performance, and other pertinent specifications. It is shown how more torque is produced with less fuel consumption by this unit, and comparisons are made among gasoline, diesel, and SCDGT performances. Indications are that the turbine described here has many prospects as power units for civilian, commercial, and military uses because of its unique design, economy, and high torque range.

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