MERDC (Mobility Equipment Research and Development Center) 30 and 60 KW Generator Set Study.
Final technical rept. May-Oct 72,
AIRESEARCH MFG CO OF ARIZONA PHOENIX
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The purpose of the program was to identify the critical characteristics of a gas turbine powered generator set of 30- and 60-kw electrical outputs. The primary conclusions of the program are The generator set sfc requirement of 1.7 lbkw-hr for the 30 kw unit and 1.2 lbkw-hr for the 60 kw unit can be achieved without having a complicated engine cycle. The recommended engines for both the 30- and 60-kw units have a single-stage centrifugal compressor, a single-can burner and a single-stage radial-inflow turbine mounted on two bearings and featuring an overhung design. The gearbox has a planetary gear drive. The single-frequency generator configuration is recommended over the multifrequency generator configuration based primarily on cost, weight and performance considerations. Author Portions of the document are not fully legible.
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