Accession Number:

AD0269395

Title:

HYDROKINETIC TRANSMISSION, APPENDIX 8

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GENERAL ELECTRIC CO SCHENECTADY N Y

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Report Date:

1961-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

This report is an extension of Interim Report II DF61AT711 and it investigates methods of varying the power output of a hydrokinetic transmission at constant speed input with minimum loss in efficiency. The report also presents methods of obtaining astern power by the use of thrust reversers in the propeller system. CONCLUSIONS The torque converter transmission with a variable geometry pump rotor is the most satisfactory transmission for obtaining power control with constant input speed from the point of view of efficiency. This type of transmission requires some innovations for providing reliable methods for attachment and adjustment of the pump rotor blades. Thrust reversers in the propeller stream have the greatest promise for a reliable method of producing reversing power. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE