The engine cycling rates for gas turbine powered trains is inevitably high particularly when considering free turbine engines. Conservative design minimizes the effect of LCF life and in field operations there have been no cases of failure on ST6 engines from this cause. Nevertheless it is good engineering practice to keep the cycling rates to a minimum by the use of suitable operating techniques.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From SAE Meeting, February 28-March 4, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Blizzard, C A
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00167551
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 770285 Preprint
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1978 12:00AM