SMALL GAS TURBINE ENGINE COMPONENT TECHNOLOGY REGENERATOR DEVELOPMENT. PHASE 2, FULL SCALE REGENERATOR FABRICATION AND ENGINE-REGENERATOR TESTING
Final rept. 7 May 1965-31 Jan 1967
PRATT AND WHITNEY AIRCRAFT GROUP EAST HARTFORD CT
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This report describes the work accomplished during the 20-month Phase II portion of a 32-month program devoted to the advancement of toroidal rotary regenerator technology for small gas turbine engines. As a result of component investigations conducted in Phase I, major improvements in regenerator technology were made and were incorporated into the design of a flightweight high-effectiveness toroidal rotary regenerator which was fabricated and performance tested on a PT6 T74 engine. The work described herein includes experimental determination of regenerator duct flow distribution experimental evaluation of regenerator mass losses, system pressure losses, and overall performance in an ideal test loop, and finally the results of performance testing on the PT6 t74 engine conducted by the subcontractor, United Aircraft of Canada, Ltd.
- Jet and Gas Turbine Engines