Compound Cycle Engine for Helicopter Application
GARRETT TURBINE ENGINE CO PHOENIX AZ
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The Compound Cycle Engine CCE is a highly turbocharged, power compounded, ultra-high power density, light-weight diesel engine. The turbomachinery is similar to a moderate pressure ratio, free power turbine engine and the diesel core is high speed and a low compression ratio. This engine is considered a potential candidate for future military light helicopter applications. This executive summary presents cycle thermodynamic SFC and engine weight analyses performed to establish general engine operating parameters and configuration. An extensive performance and weight analysis based on a typical two hour helicopter 30 minute reserve mission determined final conceptual engine design. With this mission, CCE performance was compared to that of a T-800 class gas turbine engine. The CCE had a 31 lower-fuel consumption and resulted in a 16 reduction in engine plus fuel and fuel tank weight. Design SFC of the CCE is 0.33 lb-HP-HR and installed wet weight is 0.43 lbsHP. The major technology development areas required for the CCE are identified and briefly discussed.
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