Multiroller Traction Drive Speed Reducer. Evaluation for Automotive Gas Turbine Engine
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION CLEVELAND OH LEWIS RESEARCH CENTER
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Test were conducted on a nominal 141 fixed-ratio Nasvytis multiroller traction drive retrofitted as the speed reducer in an automotive gas turbine engine. Power turbine speeds of 45 000 rpm and a drive output power of 102 kW 137 hp were reached. The drive operated under both variable roller loading proportional to torque and fixed roller loading automatic loading mechanism locked. The drive operated smoothly and efficiently as the engine speed reducer. Engine specific fuel consumption with the traction speed reducer was comparable to that with the original helical gearset.
- Machinery and Tools
- Jet and Gas Turbine Engines