Accession Number : ADA116108
Title : Multiroller Traction Drive Speed Reducer. Evaluation for Automotive Gas Turbine Engine
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.
Corporate Author : NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION CLEVELAND OH LEWIS RESEARCH CENTER
Personal Author(s) : Rohn, Douglas A ; Anderson, Neil E ; Loewenthal, Stuart H
Report Date : Jun 1982
Pagination or Media Count : 24
Abstract : Test were conducted on a nominal 14:1 fixed-ratio Nasvytis multiroller traction drive retrofitted as the speed reducer in an automotive gas turbine engine. Power turbine speeds of 45 000 rpm and a drive output power of 102 kW (137 hp) were reached. The drive operated under both variable roller loading (proportional to torque) and fixed roller loading (automatic loading mechanism locked). The drive operated smoothly and efficiently as the engine speed reducer. Engine specific fuel consumption with the traction speed reducer was comparable to that with the original helical gearset.
Descriptors : *GAS TURBINES , *DRIVES , *AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING , *TRANSMISSIONS(MECHANICAL) , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , REDUCTION , FUEL CONSUMPTION , SPEED REGULATORS
Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools
Jet and Gas Turbine Engines
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE