ADVANCEMENT OF SMALL GAS TURBINE ENGINE ACCESSORY TECHNOLOGY
CURTISS-WRIGHT CORP WOOD-RIDGE NJ WRIGHT AERONAUTICAL DIV
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The basic requirements for controls and accessories for gas generators in the 2-to-5 pound per second airflow range are established. These requirements are then investigated in terms of current and projected state-of- the-art relative to the various controls and accessories information supplied by qualified manufacturers. Special attention is given to the application of fluidic control techniques to small gas turbine engines. The report contains conclusions and recommendations relative to obtaining an advanced generation of controls and accessories for small engines. Particular attention is given to improved packaging of the controls and accessories with emphasis on decreasing weight and volume and improvement in maintainability. Engine starting is investigated in detail and it is concluded that a hand charged hydraulic accumulatorhydraulic motor-pump arrangement best meets the requirements of minimum weight, self-sufficiency and austere site operation.
- Jet and Gas Turbine Engines