GAS TURBINE APPLICATIONS OF FLEXIBLE DIAPHRAGM COUPLINGS

The use of flexible diaphragm couplings for vibration-free, long life power transmission in gas turbines is discussed. Diaphragm couplings accommodate misalignment while transmitting power by material flexure, without requiring lubrication. Common needs of gas turbine systems in the area of flexible couplings are given, and by discussing several flexible coupling capabilities, such as low noise characteristics, resistance to corrosion, and low reaction levels on connected equipment, among others, the author believes that this type of coupling meets all the common requirements of different gas turbine systems.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Diesel Engines Incorporated

    11225 West Bluemound Road, Box 7406
    Milwaukee, WI  USA  53213
  • Authors:
    • Rothfuss, N B
  • Publication Date: 1974-3

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  • Accession Number: 00054157
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Supplement
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM