HEAT REGENERATIVE SYSTEM FOR T53 SHAFT TURBINE ENGINES
Final rept., phase 1, Jul 1962-Jun 63, phase 2, Feb-Oct 1964
AVCO LYCOMING DIV STRATFORD CT
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A heat regenerator was designed to demonstrate the feasibility of regeneration for the T53 shaft turbine engine. Parameters of the initial design, a multiwave plate type, were optimized to provide a 27-percent fuel savings at 75 percent normal rated power. Test core modules leaked beyond the 0.25-percent flow-rate limit. Consequently, effort was directed toward a conventional tube-type regenerator, which was designed to provide a 24-percent fuel savings at 75 percent normal rated power. The tube-type regenerator and the interface hardware were fabricated and integrated with the engine, and the system is ready for testing.
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