FUEL ECONOMY SCREENING STUDY OF ADVANCED AUTOMOTIVE GAS TURBINE ENGINES

Fuel economy potentials were calculated and compared among ten turbomachinery configurations. All gas turbine engines were evaluated with a continuously variable transmission in a 1978 compact car. A reference fuel economy was calculated for the car with its conventional spark ignition piston engine and three speed automatic transmission. Two promising engine/transmission combinations, using gasoline, had 55 to 60 percent gains over the reference fuel economy. Fuel economy sensitivities to engine design parameter changes were also calculated for these two combinations.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of the Navy

    The Pentagon
    Washington, DC  United States  20350
  • Authors:
    • Klann, J L
  • Publication Date: 1980-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 57 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00317822
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-TM-81433, E-357
  • Contract Numbers: EC-77-A-31-1040
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1980 12:00AM