A comparison is made of the thermodynamics of the gas turbine with the diesel engine. While the diesel engine operates through a more efficient thermal cycle, with a lower specific fuel rate, the gas turbine makes possible a drastic reduction in weight per horsepower. The applications of gas turbines to locomotives as prime motive power units are described, including the combination of a gas turbine supplementary power unit to the main diesel engine. More recently there have been gas turbines applied with much success as the power unit on rail motor cars. Descriptions of various turbine propulsion units are given with a supporting table of data.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Hestra Verlag

    Holzhofallee 33, Postfach 4244
    6100 Darmstadt 1,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Kroschel, H U
  • Publication Date: 1969-5


  • German

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 186
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00040145
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 26 1973 12:00AM