1967-02-01

Gas Turbine Engines Applied to Passenger Trains 670968

The free turbine type of gas turbine engine, because of its light weight, compactness, and inherent torque characteristics, permits the design of a new type of passenger train with light weight, high performance, and good economy. Conversely, the inherent advantages of the turbine can be realized only in a vehicle designed as a system. The United Aircraft TurboTrain is such a system design. In addition to turbine powerplants, it incorporates high strength lightweight structure, a lightweight banking suspension system, aerodynamic streamlining, and modern conveniences.

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

Development of Wing Structural Weight Equation for Active Aeroelastic Wing Technology

1999-01-5640

View Details

TECHNICAL PAPER

A New Ride Quality Meter

850981

View Details

TECHNICAL PAPER

Race Car Performance Optimization

942492

View Details

X