1967-02-01

The Performance of Vehicle Gas Turbines 670198

The performance of gas turbine engines suitable for ground vehicle applications is examined. Two basic cycles are discussed-the simple turbine engine cycle, and the regenerated turbine engine cycle. The simple cycle presents the high power to weight and power to volume potential of the gas turbine in its basic form. The regenerated engine with variable power turbine geometry presents the simplest turbine cycle capable of competing with the best piston engines on the basis of fuel consumption. The effect of the choice of cycle parameters and the effect of component performance on engine performance trends is presented, and the overall engine performance is examined as it relates to the vehicle.

SAE MOBILUS

Subscribers can view annotate, and download all of SAE's content. Learn More »

Access SAE MOBILUS »

Members save up to 18% off list price.
Login to see discount.
Special Offer: Download multiple Technical Papers each year? TechSelect is a cost-effective subscription option to select and download 12-100 full-text Technical Papers per year. Find more information here.
We also recommend:
TECHNICAL PAPER

Piston Engine Configuration Alternatives

890472

View Details

TECHNICAL PAPER

A Potential Solution for High-Efficiency Aircraft Powerplants - the Scotch Yoke X-Engine Aero-Diesel

2017-01-2042

View Details

TECHNICAL PAPER

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

660020

View Details

X