High Power Fast Start Turbine Power Unit.
Final rept. 2 Jan 74-28 Feb 78,
ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL CANOGA PARK CALIF ROCKETDYNE DIV
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A three phase, 50 month program was conducted from January 1974 thru February 1978 during which efficient 5.04 lbshp-hr, lightweight 250 lbs turbines were designed, fabricated, developed, acceptance tested and delivered. The resulting turbines were demonstrated to deliver 6000 shaft horsepower within 0.85 seconds when accelerated from rest to 29,000 RPM under a 0.225 slug-ft. parasitic inertial load. The driving power was provided by a fast starting hydrazine monopropellant gas generator, also developed under this contract. The results obtained here are directly applicable to the development of much larger gas generator and turbines. Author
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