Small Gas Turbines for Helicopters and Surface Transport.
ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PARIS (FRANCE)
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After a survey of the field of application for small gas turbines, to replace reciprocating engines for helicopters and surface vehicles propulsion, the present state-of-the-art is reviewed together with problems related to reliability, life time, pollution regulation, weight and volume according to various applications. Conventional and advanced cycles cycle of Nernst cycle with heat exchange will be compared. A description of components compressors, combustion chanber, turbines, nozzles, shafts with various configurations will be followed by a review of industrial and technological problems. The use of small gas turbines for power generation, auxiliary stand by or emergency power plant is then presented. The last paper is a survey of future possible developments and performance improvements mixed diesel and turbines--use of high temperature materials. Author
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