GAS TURBINE TRAIN DEVELOPMENT IN FRANCE

This paper presents a discussion on aircraft type gas-turbine train development. For railway traction purposes, the turbo-engines used on aircraft would improve the quality of the service provided in the electrified lines. The gas turbine should insure high speed and satisfactory acceleration. It would enable relatively lightweight construction to be carried out and run at a higher speed than trains on non-electrified lines. The gas turbine will not completely replace the diesel engine, but it will enable rolling stock to be constructed for which the diesel is unsuitable, especially in the case of high-speed, lightweight trainsets and, in the future, very high-power units.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was contributed by the Gas Turbine Division of ASME for presentation at the Gas Turbine Conference & Products Show, Houston, Texas, March 2-6, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Garde, M R
  • Publication Date: 1974-12-13

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00083054
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 75-GT-122
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 8 1975 12:00AM