PARAMETRIC TESTS OF A TRACTION DRIVE RETROFITTED TO AN AUTOMOTIVE GAS TURBINE

The results of a test program to retrofit a high performance fixed ratio Nasvytis Multiroller Traction Drive in place of a helical gear set to a gas turbine engine are presented. Parametric tests up to a maximum engine power turbine speed of 45,500 rpm and to a power level of 11 kW were conducted. Comparisons were made to similar drives that were parametrically tested on a back-to-back test stand. The drive showed good compatibility with the gas turbine engine. Specific fuel consumption of the engine with the traction drive speed reducer installed was comparable to the original helical gearset equipped engine.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in Cooperation with Army Aviation Research and Development Command, Cleveland, Ohio. Presented at the 5TH Intern. Automotive Propulsion Systems Symp., Dearborn, Mich., 14-18 Apr. 1980.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of the Navy

    The Pentagon
    Washington, DC  USA  20350
  • Authors:
    • Rohn, D A
    • Lowenthal, S H
    • ANDERSON, N E
  • Publication Date: 1980

Media Info

  • Pagination: 21 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00314190
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-TM-81457, AVRADCOM-TR-80-8
  • Contract Numbers: EF-77-A-31-1011
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1981 12:00AM