DOT/NASA COMPARATIVE ASSESSMENT OF BRAYTON ENGINES FOR GUIDEWAY VEHICLE AND BUSES. VOLUME 1: SUMMARY

The Department of Transportation requested that the NASA Office of Aeronautics and Space Technology evaluate and assess the potential of several types of gas turbine engines and fuels for the on-board power and propulsion of a future heavy-duty ground transportation system. The purpose of the investigation was threefold: (1) to provide a definition of the potential for turbine engines to minimize pollution, energy consumption, and noise; (2) to provide a useful means of comparison of the types of engine based on consistent assumptions and a common analytical approach; and (3) to provide a compendium of comparative performance data that would serve as the technical basis for future planning. Emphasis was on establishing comparison trends rather than on absolute values and a definitive engine selection. The primary value of this study is intended to be usefulness of the results to provide a quantitative basis for future judgement. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Lewis Research Center

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Cleveland, OH  USA  44135
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Pagination: 47 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091667
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-SP-354
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 13 1975 12:00AM